London Collections: Mens opening show heralds the return of the snood.
Lou Dalton opened the autumn/winter 2014 London Collections: Mens today with a collection so concise and simple in its delivery, it’s no surprise she’s a favourite. Dalton simply creates clothes that guys want to wear.
The farm hand inspiration (as the show notes say) came in the form of separates with a more refined edge, shirts in luxurious fabrics, trousers with insouciant roll ups showing just the right amount (read: all) of a chunky lace up boot (the result of a much perfected and continued partnership with Grenson).
The snood, amongst other things (bleached denim and camo to be exact) it would seem are back – and we’re not mad at it.
The bleached denim which came in pinks and blues, were a welcome break in colour against all the sand and beige pieces (not to mention the dreary London weather).
And, Beatnik influences were apparent and a highlight. Aran knits, oversized coats and baker boy hats (thanks to Bernstock Spiers) all took their place down the runway and have that luxe touch that Dalton so often has. And wouldn’t look out of place in your wardrobe, or ours.
Words by Sunil MaKan