London Fashion Week – Daks
Full of woollen tweeds, Scottish knits and rich reds, the show was far from the dark drab regulars you find in your winter wardrobe. Plenty of plaid graced the catwalk in luxurious shades of brown whilst feminine silhouettes were complimented with midi length skirts and creamy fabrics. Oversized jackets swung from the models hips, whilst palazzo pants moved fluidly down the catwalk. Key colours noted in the collection were reds, browns, whites, blacks and greys. Gorgeous clutch bags were kept closely against the body and a glimpse of velvet had been seen on a few dresses. The clean cut garments were finished to a high standard and the quality of materials used, showed that there had been no expense spared.
Current head of womens wear and accessories for Daks is Sheila McKain-Waid, a New York textile genius who previously worked at Halston, Donna Karen and Oscar De la Renta. It is not surprising then, that the AW12 collection had a NYFW feeling to it- which actually worked really well against the British influence. Daks are proud to be celebrating fifty years as holder of Her Majesty’s Royal this year and have done so in style.
Words by Jennie May Thompson
Images : Style.com