For AW16, Lou Dalton’s soft colour palette is layered onto oversize soft-shaped coats and fishermen knits, cinched at the waist. The mixture of fluffy jumpers and silk trousers creates a surreal countryside aesthetic.
The key silhouettes of the collection were the box-tailored jackets, harshly contrasted with thick, high roll neck jumpers with slouched wool trousers. Coccoon-style outwear was also in abundance, draping off the shoulder into a rounded silhouette. Soft shirts and tops added contrasted against the heavy wools.
The primary colours used were mustard, emerald and navy; set against a canvas of black and tan. Thick piles of wool created a textured surface for cable knits and fur. Leather matched harshly against silken shirts, resulting in a well rounded collection; one suitable for the country landscape.
As previous seasons, Lou Dalton has created a collection with the British scenery in mind, with the combinations of tartan to leather, these pieces create a nostalgic and dreamlike escape.
Written by Gabrielle Kynoch. Video Source British Fashion Council YouTube.