May 07, 2018 | By Lizzy Bowring
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BIRDS OF A FEATHER
London: Giles Deacon created a fluid, feminine dream for S/S 12, reaching into his subconscious to make confectionary look cool through the use of reflective leather, laser cutting and abstract prints. Becoming an aggressive aviary, models sheathed in cropped trousers, boxy t-shirts and M.C. Escher-style swan graphics took the runway, their slim, bird-like silhouettes accentuated by fantastical headdresses and angled cat-eye glasses. Though primarily pale, Deacon gave his palette some bite by including pops of red and orange, a clear reference to the swan’s bright beak. This consistent tug-of-war between soft and sharp was the main achievement of the Spring collection, one of Deacon, and London’s best. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Hourglass / Slim / Boxy
Color: White / Silver / Peach / Pale violet / Crimson / Orange / Dusky nude / Blush tones / Hints of coral
Key Items: Pencil skirts / Boxy leather t-shirts / Cropped trousers / Corsets / Fitted dresses
Materials: Brocade / Lace / Laser-cut leather / Satin / Silk / Cotton / Jacquard / Ostrich feathers
Print + Pattern: Conversationals / Abstract
Details + Trim: Feathers / Leather fringe / Sheer / Cut-outs / Lace / Sheer / Sequins / Ruffles / Gathering / Bows
Accessories + Footwear: Headdresses / Cat-eye glasses / Peep-toe heels
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