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Tailored casualwear at Lou Dalton

Tailoring has been playing a greater role than ever in Dalton’s collections, the exciting thing about the way she uses formal influences being that they blend seamlessly with her signature devotion to accessible and functional items. The result again this season is that her suiting feels youthful, thanks to the loose and relaxed silhouettes, while the classic casualwear pieces running throughout the show have an elevated edge to them, achieved by introducing premium-looking tailoring fabrics to sports- and utility-inspired shapes. Her take on the boiler suit, bomber and car coat being prime examples, lending them a smart and high-end relevance with cleaned-up lines and luxurious materials. This is a contemporary direction that doesn’t take many risks but reflects shifts in menswear generally, making it even stronger on a commercial level too.  – Ben Perdue

Theme: Tailored casualwear

Key items: Tailored car coat / Technical parka / Fitted gilet / Single-breasted two-button blazer / Tapered trousers / Formal bomber jacket / MA1 boiler suit / Turtleneck sweater / Oversized engineered jumper / Sweatshirt / Work shirt

Colour: Black / Navy / Industrial grey / Forest green / Dirty pink / Azure blue

Materials & knits: Merino wool / Fleece / Mohair blends / MA1 nylon / Velcro

Footwear: Monkey boots

Accessories: Printed scarves

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