For her AW15 collection Lou Dalton has established layering as the feature point, placing coats on top of jackets and heritage fabrics on top of punk signifiers. Taking inspiration from family photographs this collection makes reference to British weather and style.

A predominantly charcoal palette lends itself to checks and tartans whilst the flourishes of pastel pink and emerald green keeps this menswear collection fresh. Nylon rain jackets, fleece coats and wool jumpers preserve the authentic link to British life yet the styling makes the collection versatile. Boiler suits break up the traditional winter pieces by adding a London street style edge.

By using a moody Prince of Wales tartan and nylon shimmering like oil it gives this family portrait a dark underground contrast. The black lace up workman’s boots lend even more clearly to the punk reference.

The merging of harshness and sensitivity is illustrated perfectly within the collection; pink fluffy fleece shows youth and eccentricity, which unites flawlessly with tailored winter garments. Lou Dalton has created a highly personal collection that is interchangeable and timeless.

Written by Gabrielle Kynoch. Images © Christopher Dadey.

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