LONDON--Giles Deacon, much like his friends Katie Grand and Luella Bartley, is just innately cool. The East London space in which he showed his Spring 2011 collection last night--an old brick warehouse of sorts with low ceilings--was just cool. And the clothes he showed--some beautiful, some beautifully off kilter--were also, well, cool.
Aggy Deyn opened with a Mohawk and a pair of pastel sneakers (or trainers, as the Brits call them) encrusted in Swarovski crystals. (Giles is yet another designer supported by Swarovski.) Other notable models included Alessandra Ambrosio, Jessica Stam, Coco Rocha, Ashley Smith and footballer WAG Abbey Clancy--who is apparently three months pregnant and in the midst of a cheating scandal. Famous Brit Kelly Brook--I really have no idea what she actually does--was also there.
Each look was quite different. Some kooky knits with an eyeball motif appeared in the beginning, then a few ball gowns with exaggerated poufy skirts, then a long pink column dress draped in pink Swarovski beads. There were also pom poms! A pom pom Mohawk, in fact, on several of the models. Most noticeably, Veruschka who, at 71, closed the show.