For sources of inspiration, Lou Dalton often looks close to home. This season was no different as the London-based designer took influence from the men in her life, primarily her brother and partner. Also referenced is her love of the outdoors and childhood hiking trips in Shropshire, West Midlands – this element was brought into the St James venue as models sat atop prop boulders.
Volume and texture played a key part of the twelve look collection. In an earthy palette of black, navy, grey and brown with vibrant pops of orange, garments had a relaxed and comfortable cut to them, that tapped into nostalgic memories of British Autumn – of perhaps Hygge, as the current trend goes. Knitwear, produced in collaboration with John Smedley, was a highlight with fine gauge Merino wool mixed with mohair and lambswool yarns creating tactile textures, perfect for those brisk early mornings.
GALLERYCatwalk looks from this show