Dennis Schoenberg was instantly drawn to the romanticism of Giles’ A/W 12 collection. After falling in love with the pieces shown on the catwalk Schoenberg proposed a video be made featuring the collection. The short film, Submersion, features the mystical elements and fiery prints Giles revealed in London in February as well as adding elements of his own interpretation.
Schoenberg’s inspiration lay in the Henri Murger book Scènes de la Vie de Bohème (or Scenes of Bohemian Life) a collection of stories playfully romanticising the Parisian life published in 1851. The narrative of this film and that of the collection is one of fairytale; a forest of mystical creatures in black tailoring, silver cut skirts and swan headpieces (made by Stephen Jones).