Heritage Checks, Sleeveless-Outerwear, Retro-Chic, Autumnal Florals, Workwear Sleek
DAKS knows how to dress the style-conscious working woman, designing tailored looks that still appear soft, feminine, sleek and slouchy.
The collection looked to British heritage for inspiration, which was clear via traditional outerwear (macs, trenches, long-line blazers) and check-prints seen throughout; on pockets, linings, sleeves and skirts. The collection has a seventies vibe in the autumnal florals, thick graphic lines, touches of tan plus knee boots and waistcoats, (think Annie Hall meets the trad styling of Paddington Bear.)
I absolutely loved the metallic leather crop vests and pockets tops which were styled with pleated midi-skirts and tailored shorts; they added a much needed modern edge to what I thought was a corporate collection.
Sister by Sibling
Supersized Knitwear, Pom-Poms, Slouchy Berets, Twin-Sets, Paula Yates, Vibrant, Eclectic
This was my first time at the Sister by Sibling show; what an amazing riot bright colours, eclectic knitwear and loopy pom poms.
Cara Delevigne opened up the show, THE model of the moment/’Model of the Year’ and the most seen face on the runways at New York Fashion Week. She looked very at home in the first look, one of the more sober looks of the collection where she wore all black with a motif tee, neck ruff, super-oversized beret and wedge trainers – off-beat crazy cool.
Then the knits hit, with huge cocoons of loopy knitwear walking the catwalk in acid brights, multi-colours and tonal nudes, hitting at the shin and hips. Embellished with pop-poms, fringeing & panels of fox hair; I have never really seen anythying like this.
Eccentric, eclectic and showing the fashion industry what a really bright sense of humour the British have, this is a design trio unlike any other label.