Tailoring, but not as you know it. The show notes referenced control, but this was a soft kind of precision – formal sportswear and traditional fabrics remixed and reworked.
Revealing what's within:
"I had a couple of mentoring sessions during this process, and in one of the sessions somebody said to me, 'It’s very much about it being on your terms'. And it was quite poignant, because I never really thought about it. You know, I came into this to put beautiful clothes on boys’ backs, and I kind of went back to where I came from, to traditional tailoring but not in a traditional form. I just wanted a more textured finish, something a little bit different. It feels like something new, something fresh. It feels like a homecoming for me, in a way. Something that I have wanted to do for a while." – Lou Dalton.
The collection's performance accents were underscored by Dalton's first bag, a sporty riff on the classic ammunitions bag done in collaboration with Chapmans, and scientist resin sunglasses by Ace and Tate inspired by Dalton's time in science class at school.
The soundtrack to Lou Dalton SS15:
This season sees Dalton graduate from soft-edged workwear with a hint of punk, to sharp yet sporty tailoring. See AW14 below: