LC: Men SS15 Lou Dalton
A complete change in direction from her SS14 collection, which was a muted collection of textured prints and pops of colour, the SS15 show experimented and dipped into a wider palette.
Making numerous appearances on the streets of London just outside the venue, it was no surprise that all-white looks would make another appearance in Dalton’s latest collection. This time in a range of linen-like fabrics, delicate V-neck shirts and crisp work trousers made up a large number of first outfits and made their way onto the catwalk, slowly progressing into a number of neoprene pieces.
Zipper detailing and utilitarian style clutch bags gave a polished and sturdy finish to the minimalistic designs. All looks styled with a pair of plain slip-ons, or chunky work shoes, creating a polished yet street feel.
As the collection progressed matte burgundy and navy blue began flooding into the designs. Following shortly after was a pale pink, and lots of it. Feeding into the collection through a pair of structured shorts or a lightly embossed blazer. Before making full bloom on a two-piece trouser, bomber combo.
Dalton a regular user of the structured menswear silhouette hid the defined silhouettes of models this season under large, tartan or taupe, zipper-detailed suit coats. The sharp tailored edges of the shirts and trousers, teamed with sporty pieces, from colour blocked t-shirts or hooded bombers.
Well tailored pieces were regularly toned-down with a sporty piece; suit-style coats were teamed with a pair of cut-off shorts, the mix of shapes juxtaposing of what now we could expect to see worn to a boardroom meeting – we’re also hoping Dalton’s pale pink suits become another hit come next summer.
By Zoe Barrow