The Daks show notes promised a collection inspired by Charlotte Rampling, the androgynous sex symbol and timeless style icon for girls who love to dress like men. Slouchy tailoring was the theme of the day, and creative director Sheila McKain-Waid did not disappoint in that regard.
The brand’s signature check, usually a mainstay of the show, made only a brief appearance--overlaid with flowers and printed on fine knit polos. There were elements of fishermen in the ribbed knits, glimmering green cropped vests, and low slung, wader-style woolen shorts. But gradually these heavy fabrics gave way to light silk pieces in simple silhouettes--unbelievably elegant jumpsuits, skirts slit to the thigh, and a minimalist floor length gown.
Overall, it felt like a well-tailored throwback to 1970’s Britain. But the fresh take on evening wear in the final few looks elevated the entire collection to a whole new level.