3 hours ago | By Nigel Taylor
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FEMININE + FUNCTIONAL
London: For fall, Daks crossed 60s schoolgirl with masculine utilitarian looks. Pointelle sweaters and pleated plaid skirts were styled with rugged outerwear, such as a waxed cotton coat or an anorak with cargo pockets. Knitwear, much of which was contributed by Royal Academy of Art 2009 competition winner Emma Bradbury, had a strong presence. In addition to an assorted array of sweaters, detached knit hoods looked both sweet and purposeful. Ensuring that Daks’ heritage be felt throughout, traditional plaids and checks were used copiously.
Color: Cream / Eggplant / Poppy / Black / Deep ocean blue / Sky blue / Navy / Forest green
Key Items: Cape / Button-up shirt / Pleated skirt / Roomy pullover sweater / Cropped slim pant / Knit coat / Quilted skirt / Silk shirtdress / Outdoorsy coat
Materials: Silk satins / Pointelle, waffle-knit and ribbed sweater knits / Waxed cotton / Nylon / Leather / Cotton shirtings / Shearling / British blue-faced leicester wool
Details + Trim: Hoods / Quilting / Pleats / Toggles / Dropped shoulders / Peter pan collars
Accessories + Footwear: Ladylike box bags / Patent leather ankle boots / Heeled loafers / Slubby tights / Knit hoods / Metal waist belts
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