LOU DALTON. SS14.

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Accents of bold primary school green peek out from underneath crumpled grey blazers (with shorts to match). In the trouser/hoodie/jacket combo the effect of this scrunched fabric is appealingly stone-like.

Patterned silk brocades feature, bringing a tentatively decorative dimension to the relaxed tailoring of the collection as a whole. Loose fitting long and short sleeved shirts in black or white/print reinforce the overall ‘easy-going’ look. Layering is also a key player.

The collection straddles the line between very wearable and too safe. There’s little to rouse excitement here. The show notes tell the story of a young man struggling to find his place in the world but this seems like a vague and lacking attempt to contextualise this collection. There is also reference to the Royal Air Force but the relevance of this inspiration seems to have wandered off on it’s way to the catwalk.