Day one of London Fashion Week A/W 2015 and it’s all go at Somerset House. Bloggers, journalists, socialites and celebrities all donned their best outfits and headed to the shows. I myself headed to DAKS AW15 – here’s what happened.
The inspiration behind DAKS’ Autumn Winter 2015 collection was ‘luxury in motion’ and in particular motorbike wheels. To celebrate the great iconic story of English motorcycling Creative Director, Filippo Scuffi, wanted to go along ‘road’ to reach ‘the exclusive place’ of elegance within a sporty chic mood.
‘Motorcycling is celebrated through its most iconic garments; a red leather jacket lined with red cashmere, a classic black style motor biking jacket and a chic biker style skirt.
Quilting can be seen throughout the collection, which immediately brings to mind the motorbike saddle, where it has been used on garments such as jackets, gloves and shoes.
A tulip print has also been used in part of the collection, with different variations of colours and sizes and in chiffon and georgette fabrics. The feminine floor length shirtdress in deep autumnal tones is a key piece in this print.
British fabrics, such as Prince of Wales check, feature strongly in the collection and can be seen in a masculine inspired, double-breasted jacket and matching crop trousers.’
Fiery passionate hues where amongst the colour palette used for the collection, the dominant colours used were red, black, grey and beige. A variety of textures were used and yet still there was an overall minimalist approach. The collection was indeed quintessentially British adding a slight Italian flare, Filippo Scuffi created a clean and simple yet regimented final look evidently inspired by London Mods. Alongside this, a nod to the Mod’s could also be seen within the choice of music, models and hairstyles.
A great addition to the show was the use of accessories. In the opening section each model wore a red cap (the signature accessory for the collection) which gave a beautiful silhouette in addition to the classic womanly shape of the clothes. Patent red and black brogues were amongst my favourite shoes worn, along side shiny, tall, winter boots that added the finishing touch.
Trend led pieces featured flowing maxi skirts/dresses in a dark winter floral print adding a little daring with leg and pelvis slashes.
Overall as far as winter wardrobe’s go, Daks hit the nail on the head. A truly wonderful collection filled with the perfect winter warms up from high neck jumpers to over-sized coats, maxi dresses to biker jackets. What more could you ask for?
Over and out,
Little Miss Winney x