January 08, 2014 New York
Anyway, Deacon likes a backstory. This one gave him a strong peg on which to hang his interest in decadence—of the operatic, historical kind on the one hand and the pop-tastic, nightclub-y kind on the other. Op art polka dots and baroque wallpaper jacquards had a meeting of the minds here. Likewise, Deacon did a fine job yoking together his sense of nattiness, evidenced in the discipline of these retro-ish silhouettes, and his anarchic streak, which found an outlet in a chaotic bright pink print and in luxe jacquards in a pattern of chain link. A pale pink chain-link jacquard suit was a particular winner; it captured the appeal of this collection overall—very neat and very twisted.