Gilda & Pearl
About Gilda & Pearl
Diane Houston is a Glasgow-born lingerie/nightwear designer and Creative Director.
An award-winning graduate of the London College of Fashion, she has gained further awards throughout her career, both for her work in lingerie design – such as the prestigious Talent D’Intima award for New Designer, granted by the Paris Salon de la Lingerie – and for her acheivements in fashion business.
Diane is also the founder of Gilda & Pearl, a luxury lingerie and loungewear brand made entirely in the UK. Driven by Diane’s eye for fabrics, finish and detail, and inspired by her love of
golden age Hollywood glamour, Gilda & Pearl is the essence of Diane’s personal aesthetic and vision.
The brand is stocked in the best stores in the world, including Harrods in London and Barneys in New York, Beverly Hills and Las Vegas. A firm press and celebrity favourite, Gilda & Pearl also offers a by appointment bepoke service from its Mayfair Atelier for its most discerning private clients. The brand has also been awarded the exclusive ‘Butterfly Mark’ by Positive
Luxury, not only for its commitment to UK manufacture, and also its focus on sustainability and exquisite craftsmanship. Diane has appeared on numerous industry panels and on the Lingerie Insight ‘Power List’. Special project clients have included Selfridges, Anthropologie USA, and Harrods.
AW17 will see the launch of her second loungewear brand ‘Diane Houston’ in John Lewis stores, and SS19 will see the launch of a swim and beachwear line. Below is an edited selection of Diane’s work as featured in the press, as well as her special projects and designs for Gilda & Pearl.