Today saw Menswear designer Lou Dalton bombard the opulent interiors of Kettner’s in Soho with his rustic AW 0/9 “Deer Keeper” collection. Inspired by the poet Lord Byron the pieces drew a stark contrast with the rather pristine surroundings of this small Parisian establishment. The show saw the quintessential English gentlemen invigorated with a contemporary urban twist. The collection saw felted flannel trousers and jodhpurs alongside denim shirts and gillets. Felt and velvet were a resounding feature throughout and was incorporated into the detailing in their flannel single breasted jackets, trousers and shirts.
Dense cable knits in luxury chenille and Merino wool conveyed a rather nonchalant feel, which was finished perfectly with oversized holdal’ s. The collection seemed more suited to a romp in the leafy terrains of the countryside then the heart of Soho. The aesthetic was finished perfectly with shoes by brogues by Grenson. Dalton also featured wax cotton macs which were reminiscent of the traditional Barbour jackets, he modernized the classic with a stylish ruched waistline . The colour palette for the collection evoked a autumnal feel with subdued charcoals,khaki’s,olives and browns.
The collection had a real sense of fluidity, with each piece resonating as the next was introduced. Complimented perfectly with tracks by Alexi, with soaring and delicate melodies that had undercurrents of the iconic Smiths lead singer Morrisey.
Lou Dalton’s A/W collection showcased a revitalized interpretation of traditional silhouettes and tailoring which accumulated in a stylish yet wearable collection.
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