Fall 2013 London Fashion Week: Daks

– By Sarah-Leigh Wade –

Daks presented a forward looking collection for a/w 13 at London Fashion Week, kicking off Saturday’s schedule to the beat of Billy Idol’s White Wedding. Taking an androgynous 1970s Charlotte Rampling as muse this season, soft tailoring and nonchalant cropped shapes were a focal point throughout. In amongst a typically autumnal palette, deep purple and raspberry served as accents, while metallics, plaid and tapestry florals added carefully considered decoration to a line that typically has simplicity at its core.
Short tunics were paired with fluid trousers and flirtatious panels cut-away from the sides of jumpsuits. Elsewhere, the brand’s quintessentially British style informed an argyle print, precise pleated skirts, capes and sleeveless trenches.
At the design helm, Sheila McKain-Waid paid homage to the house check of course, but cleverly working it in alongside graphic designer Ashley Havinden’s new-style logo, used as a recurring emblem.

Based just outside London, Sarah-Leigh Wade is an editor and brand consultant working with trend forecasting organisations and international retailers, specialising in digital media. Sarah-Leigh launched her popular eponymous blog Sarah-LeighsStyleFiles.com in 2009 and is an advocate of emerging talent, vintage fashion and the arts. You can follow her on Twitter @SarahLeighW

Photos courtesy of Style.com

About the Author

Based just outside London, Sarah-Leigh Bunting is a seasoned editor and marketer, having worked with some of the world's biggest fashion and interior brands and retailers. In 2012 Sarah-Leigh co-founded What Peggy Did Next (http://www.whatpeggydidnext.co.uk/), an event and communications agency based in the UK. You can follow Sarah on... Instagram - @sarah_leigh_b Twitter - sarah_leigh_b Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/SarahLeighsStyleFiles/