This year marked the 120th year for DAKS. Filippo Scuffi incorporated fundamentals in the details of the DAKS fall 2014 collection tying together facets of the brands legacy across the decades with bespoke tailoring and the DAKS signature check as hallmarks. To have such a heritage can be both a virtue and a danger. How many ways can you continue to style a check for the runway, while looking new and modern?
We felt that the DAKS fall 2014 collection was a masterful homage, a show that was a pleasure to watch. The silhouettes were elegant, and for the most part, very wearable. I could imagine some of these pieces for a weekend skiing in Magieve as off slope looks. Driving the winding roads through the snow, stopping for a hot chocolate in the village wearing the warm and stylish cape. Sitting in the chalet wearing a cozy sweater, and wearing warm fur scarves for day. Ahh dream, but that’s the sign of a good collection, one that takes you places in your mind.
Of course, the giant fur hats got our attention(in a much better way than the hat Parrell Williams wore to the Grammys). The towering hats felt like a wink to the English heritage merging past with present giving the styling just the right je ne sais quoi for the runway.
While we couldn’t think of a place to wear the giant, camel knitted ball gown dress, it brought animation, and after all isn’t that what the runway is for? If you can’t have fun with fashion on a catwalk, then where?
Did you see the DAKS 120th campaign with Paul Weller and Leah Weller singing “You do something to me”????