The AW20 collection by Lou Dalton was a poignant exploration of the textiles from her Father’s Teddy Boy wardrobe, along with her passion for the outdoors and her working class background.
Dalton always shows such a both practical and effortlessly stylish take on menswear and the highlights were the heavy knits in crew neck and zip through styles, along with ombre knits in mohair blends, which emphasised the two-tone motif throughout the collection. There were also sportswear moments which added a modern edge to the nostalgic feel of the collection.
At the heart of this collection are three key collaborations with Gloverall, John Smedley and New Era. As long term collaborators, Gloverall and Smedley continue to use their rich history in outerwear and knitwear to realise Dalton’s vision, while New Era mark the beginning of a mutually beneficial partnership that has produced hats and caps to perfectly complement Dalton’s designs.
Photos // Lou Dalton
Words // Christobelle Batchelor – Fashion Director