Lou Dalton SS14

Fashion Details: London Collections Men

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In the lead up to her spring summer runway show at the London men’s collections, the acclaimed British menswear designer worked closely with textile mills to showcase Cool Wool.

 

RISING STAR

In recent years, Lou Dalton has emerged as one of the key voices in men’s fashion in the United Kingdom - a rather unique position for a woman to find herself in the male-dominated realm of British tailoring and the Savile Row establishment.

Her characteristic aesthetic is described as ‘contemporary classicism’, a kind of refined tailoring informed by Dalton’s working class upbringing in Shropshire in England’s West Midlands (her father was Teddy Boy).

For her runway presentation, Dalton embraced the Cool Wool concept, incorporating the fine, lightweight Merino wool into garments designed specifically for the spring/summer season, challenging the conventional perception of wool as a winter textile.

But then, Dalton’s work has long been defined by its tendency to challenge and be thought provoking, while at the same time well crafted. It’s what has garnered her acclaim via awards from the British Fashion Council and Fashion East - Dalton is indisputably a rising star willing to innovate and explore fresh ways with menswear.

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