Giles Deacon, the next GREAT ONE
This week in Florence, Italy, in a plate factory Brit boy Giles Deacon– a Central St. Martins alum– showed his pre-Fall 2010 show. What the hell is pre-Fall? Who the hell knows, but these threads are GORGEOUS. They’ve been called subversive and avant-garde by mainstream fashion press, even Style.com, but I see nothing but pieces that glorify what’s natural and sexy in a woman. Nothing new here. All the architectural panache of original Helmut Lang; the sex angles of another Helmut, as in Newton; the drama of Thierry Mugler, topped off (and this is what makes Deacon an artist!), the intellectual questioning of Elsa Schiaparelli, one of his idols.
Remember also, that this is a man who a couple seasons ago, fashioned jewelry inspired by the Pacman video game of the Eighties. Brilliant or mad? Either way, he’ll be showing next round in Paris. HIS STAR HAS COME.