He may be saving his spring 2010 collection for Paris, but Giles Deacon hasn't forgotten his British roots. The designer hosted a presentation and party last night in the Portico Rooms of London's Somerset House (aka the British Fashion Council mothership for London Fashion Week) to show off his colorful new jewelry collection. Sure enough, the quirky but covetable baubles were just the thing to perk us up after a long day of hitting the shows. Showcased on a thin mirrored table anchored by a giant mouse head centerpiece made from carnations, the designs ran the gamut from furry jewel-encrusted cuffs in red, black, and gray, to statement chain-link necklaces boasting brilliant clusters of pearls, semiprecious jewels, and fang-like crystal shards. There were also enough spider and mice-themed rings, cuffs, and chain necklaces to put an exterminator's kid through college.
Deacon, who told us he turned to jewelry to "try and stay alive," entertained guests like a pink gingham-suited Judy Blame in a room framed by two blue-lit terraces, one of which overlooked the London Eye. As DJs Nathan Gregory and Hazel Robinson manned the turntables, the crowd of fashion insiders (seemingly united by their fondness for pink lipstick and snakeskin shoes) drank their weight in fruity cocktails, admired the views, and paid their respects to a man who always seems to work a little fun into fashion.
Above, from left: A pink-lipped duo; Designer Giles Deacon and friend.
Above, from left: The blue dude from Street Style JONNO; Sweet in yellow.
Above, from left: Judy Blame making a statement; We're lusting after Kyoko's lace jacket.
Above, from left: DJ Hazel Robinson
Designer Mungo Gurney's sunny Vuittons.
Photos by Nick Wolf