June 24, 2011 London
Deacon stayed mum when asked whether he was making a political point with the Nattier and Delaroche references—maybe, one wonders, there's something rocking around in Deacon's head about class struggle and a new age of aristocracy. Or maybe not, but he did point out that women don't seem to be coming to him for, as he put it, "work clothes." At any rate, ladies who lunch will find plenty to like here, from his unbelievably lightweight, tailored peplum jackets, with coordinating cigarette pants or pencil skirts, to the fitted sheath with a neoprene mesh inset that just winks at vampy. The neoprene, used generously, was a nice touch, giving otherwise fine-boned looks a bit of muscle. Another major element—a big check with Lurex threaded into it—will be very much to some people's taste and read as garish by others. Of course, it would be disappointing to find Giles playing it entirely safe.