The warm weather season is here — in fashion land, at least — but Giles Deacon is leaving the English roses, perky daisies and greenery to the other designers. “I had a darker, more melancholy summer in mind — and definitely not flower gardens and pastoral landscapes,” Deacon said after the show, which featured bats, in addition to Glen Luchford prints of famous faces.
Among the standouts of this graceful show were dark silk dresses printed with Luchford’s moody images of women including Kate Moss, Amber Valletta and Amanda de Cadenet — or a brighter, hand-painted, open-lip motif. Another lip pattern surfaced on coats and cocktail dresses, either woven into the fabric or as a cheeky, sparkly appliqué on eveningwear.
The show closed with a lineup of black dresses — long and short — adorned with delicate fabric bat wings, while some models sported flying bats made of paper on their heads.