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.
LONDON--Giles is always a confident collection. Mr. Deacon is cocky--in the best possible sense of the word--which make his clothes sing, no matter what idea he's tackling.
But last night was different. Set in the second highest court house in the country--we had to go through metal detectors to enter--it was more mature without losing that distinctive Giles feel. Comprised mostly of black and white, the designer showed plenty of takes on the traditional white blouse and the little black dress, tying it all up with a prim bow in each girl's hair.