Giles Deacon was among an esteemed group of experts invited to P&G Future Fabrics 2013. The exclusive event on 21 November 2013 in Milan aimed to explore the role of science and technology in the innovation of fabrics and care of clothes. Giles, who was recently appointed Global Fashion Consultant for P&G Fabric Care, unveiled a capsule collection of machine washable garments created especially for the occasion. Comprising seven black and fluorescent orange looks made from technical and bonded performance textiles, he drew on key silhouettes ranging from an A-line shift to a full-length ball gown with floral embroidery. “For this collection I wanted to create something unexpected; a range of clothing that would challenge preconceptions of what can be put inside a washing machine,” says Giles. “Now I’m considering a wider range of fabrics that could be incorporated into my mainline collections.” Professor Louise Wilson OBE from Central Saint Martins, fashion journalist Gianluca Longo and executives from Première Vision, Institut Français du Textile et de L’Habillement, Schoeller Textiles and P&G also shared their insights with the industry audience during the event.