The DAKS Autumn Winter 2017 collection paints the picture of a London that breathes ambition and talent. It’s a story of success that leaves the doors to the financial districts half-open for passers-by to get a glimpse into the lives of distinguished English bankers and dandy businessmen. DAKS are telling the story of a place where past and future meet, with a new take on classic British tailoring, a renowned feature of the brand.
This season, DAKS have collaborated with Fox Brothers to develop a ‘DAKS Club Flannel’ in an exclusive pinstripe design, synonymous with sartorial city style in Britain. This cloth is the focal point for this season’s collection and chalk stripes for suiting are a main focus. Another key textile this season is the houndstooth made from real Shetland wool, a sustainable fibre renowned for its long-standing quality. Key products include the three-piece suit and the wool coat; iconic DAKS pieces for a professional Londoner.
Prince of Wales and houndstooth, herringbone and pinstripes are shown in tones of grey melange, creating a wintery harmony that warms up the atmosphere. DAKS are reshaping the idea of classic tailoring by creating a range of exclusive new designs of jackets, trousers and overcoats in the most lavish of materials in collaboration with some of the most renowned suppliers in England.
Knitwear is created in 100% Shetland wool, dyed in deep tones of navy blue, black and classic greys. These colours also create the main palette for the DAKS A/W 2017 collection, displaying double-breasted jackets and slightly cropped trousers which show off socks in classic British patterns and prints.
Created in luxurious black brushed calf-skin and with subtle fabric-features, footwear, created in collaboration with Trickers, adds an extra feel of sophistication to the collection. Silver runs throughout, like a red thread of exclusive opulence, a symbol of light in the constant haze and rain of London. This translates into a range of silver detailed accessories and bags, creating subtle bursts of light through the collection.
Bags are created in an exquisite combination of black and blue, in addition to a special herringbone embossed design that recalls decorative textiles. The overall atmosphere is elegant and takes you on a journey through a modern, yet so recognisable London.