Nov 01, 2017 | By Nick Paget
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London: Summer utility was the main message of Lou Dalton’s new collection, which was inspired by dress codes of the Casuals and the 80s and 90s rave scene, with the intention of defining the essentials of tailoring and functionality for the perfect men’s wardrobe. The backbone of the range was a series of Harrington jackets in technical cottons, joined by lightweight and functional tailoring. A breezy summer feel carried through into utilitarian shirts and macs in frosted nylons, with oversized utility pockets adorning many of the items, adding volume and giving the otherwise sleek silhouettes a more functional urban appearance. Grey Prince of Wales checks in breathable, technical fabrics had silky surface sheen and added a subtle twist to the tailoring narrative, while warped oversized madras prints in light blue and soft orange had an abstract camouflage feel that interrupted the classic palette of grey, white and navy. – Tom Crisp
Theme: Utility Resort
Key Items: Harrington jacket, Utility jacket, Lightweight blazer, Striped knits, Utility trouser, Tailored cargo, Utilitarian shirt
Color: Navy, White, Grey, Stone, Light blue, Soft orange,
Materials and Trim: Prince of Wales Check, Featherlight nylon, Two-tone cotton nylon, Mesh, Waffle cotton, Cotton knits
Print and Pattern: Distorted madras, Wide stripes, Type
Accessories and Footwear: Bucket Hats, Suede lace-up boots
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