A Cheerful, Personal Presentation
Despite the grey January situation outside, Lou Dalton’s AW17 presentation was injected with lightheartedness and optimism. A big fan of collaboration and friendship, Dalton’s intimate presentation was spent with her circling the crowd, taking moments to chat to individuals and show them the details up close herself. Who else better to explain a collection than the head designer herself?
Wrapping up warm seems to be key for AW17. As her collaborative relationship with knitwear brand John Smedley going so well this is hardly surprising; Dalton’s bobble-adorned and teddy bear-textured jumpers – that were accessorised with the snug-ist of of beanies and scarves – stole the show. We can’t think of anything better to keep up warm next Autumn/Winter.
For this collection, Dalton enlisted the help of John Booth, famed painter and ceramicist, to hand-decorate gravel bags and splash washes of bright oranges, lemons and baby pink paints on a multi-coloured denim shirt. Round the corner, British actor Russell Tovey (who’s one of Dalton’s most adoring fans) starred in a short film, featuring him dressing and undressing in the collection. Just the thing we needed to brighten up the day.