[Images via Elle.com]
One word that will never be used to describe Giles Deacon’s Spring 2011 clothes is monochromatic. Patterns and prints like wild hibiscuses and 90s polka dots were in full effect, a tribute to London club spot the Milk Bar and its eclectic clientele. Most notable were the punchy knits by Sid Bryan. Bright pink and orange accented patterns were quite reminiscent of an Atari video game. With color, knits, and clean lines, there was great texture and dimension to Deacon’s already happily overflowing cup.
Vivienne Westwood Red Label
The radical was alive and kicking at Vivienne Westwood’s Red Label show. With political paraphernalia about an organization that represents death row and Guantanamo Bay inmates, and heart necklaces made to raise funds for the organization, Westwood’s politics seemed like a far cry from the easy, drapey dresses and relaxed plaids and stripes. Yet, the juxtaposition was just like those opposites attracting: this is what the privileged, dainty girl wears when she abandons her bourgeois roots to go out and save the world. Viva la revolución!
There’s something to be said for clean, classic lines on wardrobe staples that Stuart Stockdale presented for spring 2011. It was a merging of two art worlds, fashion and actual art, as the designer said he was inspired by abstract artist Robyn Denny and the sculptor Rachel Whiteread. This was clearly evident in the incomparable form and structure, and the stark black and white palette with exclamations of blue, olive green, and peachy pink. From the corporate style maven to the elegant party girl, Jaeger London represented them all this season.