Lou Dalton AW18
Photography and video by Nicholas Andrews.
Lou Dalton has established a successful brand on wearable, technically impressive and attractive to all ages menswear.
Her recent collections have seen the designer look close to home for inspiration and the autumn presentation continued in the same vein. Hiking, a love of the outdoors and fond memories of her Shropshire childhood were all referenced in the new pieces, as models sat atop boulders, looking much more rakish than we would look if we had just completed a hike.
So what to wear on this stylish romp through the country? Grey was the dominant colour in the collection, appearing in almost every look in storm and dove shades. It was broken up by earthy tones that are perfect for autumn - black, navy and brown. Where vibrant colours appeared, they were used to great effect. One of Dalton’s greatest strengths in her use of bold tones and the orange and purple used in the autumn collection made certain looks come to life.
Volume and texture were also key to the new offering. The overall vibe was to look current and comfortable. Bobble textured knits and hats, with low slung, heavy wool trousers created this look to great effect. In collaboration with John Smedley was the knitwear pieces. In our humble opinion, these were the strongest in the autumn collection, with the fine gauge Merino wool mix with lambswool and mohair deserving special mention.
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