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London Collections: Men – Lou Dalton Autumn/Winter 2013 collection

January 8, 2013

Opening this year’s second installment of London Collections: Men fell upon the shoulders of Lou Dalton, who didn’t disappoint with an Autumn/Winter 2013 collection inspired by the North Sea oil boom of the 1970s and the 1980s Scottish film Local Hero.

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What was presented was a collection chock full of fantastic pieces – from the striking outerwear (in wool, oilskins and heavy cottons), to suiting in beautiful heavyweight Italian wools and raw Shetland melange knitwear. There was a greater emphasis on tailored pieces from previous seasons but this was tempered with more voluminous proportions in some outerwear.

Many pieces, from jackets to trousers featured contrasting panels and this worked particularly well with the suiting – the definition produced added to the overall aesthetic and gave an edge to pieces that’s typically Dalton. There was still a distinct sportswear influence present and Tartan was also a prominent feature, coming on shirts and trousers.

The palette was equally as refined in various blues and greys, with burnt orange and differing tones of green providing the contrast. The stand out is the blue double breasted suit. I might have to add that to my own wardrobe for next Winter. For more information on the brand and to find your nearest stockist, go to the website here: Lou Dalton.

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