Lou Dalton kicked off LC:M’s proceedings on a drizzly January Monday morning. There was a definite air of back to work as everyone filed in to Victoria House, London and Lou’s collection set everyone straight to work with a catwalk show based on utility uniforms worn by farmhands of her childhood.
The collection, personal to Lou Dalton’s youth, wound back the clock for everyone with a display of past familiar favourites of corduroy and bleached denim. Dalton modernised with tailoring and red bleached denim, keeping it away from being strictly work and utility, and having a bit of frivolity with it.
She also achieved a transition from the infamous double denim to create matching corduroy outfits. Micro hound’s tooth, camouflage peeking out from under knitwear and mixes of textures kept the collection aesthetically busy, as the models stomped down the runway in Grenson boots donning bleached out cord caps, full knit beanies, and detachable knitted snoods preparing for working in any kind of extreme weather.
by Joseph Kocharian