British fashion designer Giles Deacon still considers himself a country boy from Cumbria. His designs reflect an upbringing of fly fishing and tramping through forests. In his Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear collection last week in London, Deacon embraced that upbringing through colors, prints, feathers, and other materials. He confesses to Style.com’s Sarah Mower that while there may be a method to the madness, it isn’t necessarily a straightforward method. “We just add and add and go mad, and we got on a real roll this time,” he says.
When asked about his inspiration for this collection, he told Mower, “I just thought I wanted to go back to what got me into fashion in the first place.” To say that Deacon’s Fall collection has a theme is interpreting the word lightly. His collections don’t tell a story with a beginning, middle and end. His works are complex and worked by hand, like this fetching grey column with feathery gauntlets worn by 80s super model Rachel Williams. Each piece in Giles Deacon’s Fall 2009 collection is best appreciated when seen as the unique work of art that it is.