LFW: Day One: DAKS

It’s that time of year again – and no, I’m not talking about Fresher’s Week, nor Christmas for that matter. In case you hadn’t heard, it’s London Fashion Week and the pitter-patter of blogger’s heels can be heard on the cobbles of Somerset House far away from our beloved Mile End. Kicking things off this year – perhaps not with a bang but at least with tasteful tailored elegance was J. JS Lee. It was however DAKS that grabbed the attention of the fashion sphere on day 1, and if my phone wasn’t blowing up with instagram snaps of the collection itself, it certainly was with the choice of pictures of London’s beautiful Royal Opera House venue.

How best to describe the collection? Light, airy and… well, lilac. First of all, I’m a big enthusiast of consistency in a collection and this is something DAKS has taken onboard in full swing for SS15. If it isn’t floaty and gliding in the air, then it’s perfectly formed and holding its ground, always in icy lilac, white or silver. Each piece tells its own story through the design, yet collectively they come together as one. There’s no confusion here – we all know what we are spectating – and better still – we understand it.

Of course, it features DAKS’ iconic tailored trousers, but skirts and dresses dominate the collection this time round and even the boldest of straight cuts communicate an effortless elegance that you have no choice but to admire. Given that the show set sail at the Royal Opera House, a location adorned with windows seeping in natural light on an afternoon when the London sun decided to shine, DAKS SS15 collection was able to cruise by in its full glory and emit the cool summer breeze that we were all looking for.

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