Giles Deacon let the kooky elements that percolate through his collections hit full boil this season. Fair Isle sweaters — bearing intarsia computer characters in clashing pinks, greens and yellows — ran amok, as did Seventies-style patterned shirts and flared trousers, one with a fluorescent pink and yellow knit vest over top. Peruvian knit hats, adorned with fluffy Mohawks and pom-pom tassels, added to this cartoon-ish fashion vision. Deacon said the high-spirited show was inspired by his fond memories of The Milk Bar, an early Nineties London club. “It’s that spirit and energy that we sort of need now,” said Deacon. “It wasn’t about doing club clothes, but having that sense of fun and playfulness.” The show climaxed with a dramatic evening section: couturelike bustier gowns with skirts made of yards of frothy pink satin, or shorter dresses with stiff, flaring tutus. Some of these came with prints mixing bows and Band-Aids. This collection was packed with quirky energy, but the plethora of looks and color palettes just didn’t jell together.

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