Catwalk Review: Daks A/W 2011/12

19/02/2011 17:41 | Updated 22 May 2015

daks-london-fashion-week-paDaks, autumn/winter 2011/12. Photo: PA

DESIGNER: Filippo Scuffi for Daks

INSPIRATION: For its third catwalk outing, Daks did what it does best, British heritage, but with an oh-so-subtle twist here and there.

TOP LOOKS: The floating, below-the-knee silk skirts teamed with skinny belted chunky knits in navy and loden green was an ensemble that every self-respecting eccentric aristocratic lady should possess in her wardrobe. Meanwhile the classic Daks check was given a new lease of life in the form of waist-cinching quilted circle skirts.

ACCESSORIES: Black patent Chelsea boots and squared-off block heel black patent pumps gave a 60s London girl vibe to the proceedings.

WHO WAS THERE: Plenty of fashion editors, and hipsters that could pull themselves out of bed for the 9am start.

WHAT WE THOUGHT: After poring over the Daks archive, Scuffi settled on 60s style, with plenty of autumnal tones of chocolate and navy combined with the traditional check, with capes, hooded ponchos and duffels.

In fact, it all felt a little Never Let Me Go. When you have the weight of heritage behind a brand, it can feel like burden to some designers, but Scuffi never fights against Daks' past, and as a result, took the collection in his stride.

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