Like many self-financed designers, Giles Deacon has experienced his share of trying times but things are starting to look up for the designer. With the help of Italy-based manufacturer, Castor Srl, Giles Deacon is expanding with plans to quadruple his business and give him a broader international reach. “At a certain point, we took a step back and asked ourselves: 'What do we want this business to be?'" said Deacon. “The answer was a big business, with on-time deliveries, proper precollections, and a bigger distribution network.” To put things in perspective, Giles currently operates 38 stores; his new partnership with Castor Srl will up his count to roughly 140 locations. Giles first order of business will be creating a resort collection debuting at the end of June. Go Giles!