Giles Deacon didn’t have a “eureka moment” that made him realise he wanted to be a fashion designer.
The British star revealed his interest in the craft developed over time rather than feeling like a calling.
The award-winning creative added that he finds it strange when other fashion workers claim they decided what they wanted to do during their childhood.
“It just developed,” he told Allure of his sartorial passion. “There was no eureka moment. I always find it a bit creepy, those people who decide to become fashion designers when they’re three, because they looked at their granny’s skirts or something weird like that.”
Deacon also spoke of the illustration that helped him to win over Bottega Veneta boss Lisa Moltedo when he applied for a job at the label.
Having completed an art foundation course at college, the designer revealed that Lisa was impressed by a humorous sketch she found in his portfolio.
“When I was going for the job, I took my sketch book which did have some designs in it as well, but there was also a picture of a budgerigar driving a Rolls Royce and she really seemed to warm to that,” he explained. “I don’t think that was the deal clincher. But she has a good playful sense of humour and she really liked that.”© Cover Media