While London was battling the end of the festive season to go back to work on Monday, January 6th, Lou Dalton’s models were calmingly waiting at a bus stop built somewhere in Soho.
There was no bus coming and no office desk to be seen. However, wrapped in practical and warm outdoors outfits, the men we not short in style and ready for the Autumn Winter 2020 showcased at the third day of the London fashion Week Men’s.
Elephant and Castle based Dalton, whom left school at the age of 16 to become an apprentice for a bespoke tailor, has a natural passion for textiles and aesthetic, and a partnership with Gloverall, John Smedley and New Era enabled the designer to, once more, create contemporary multiuse menswear: for Gloverall Lou has created new silhouettes in raglan sleeved overcoats and patch pocket workwear jackets that each flaunt Gloverall’s duffle coat fastenings. The outerwear utilises a reversible wool fabric with removable and reversible hoods and these fabrics are also used on bi-colour and patchworked New Era baseball caps.
Next time you are waiting for a bus, or a meeting, in the first days of January, remember that not everything is doom and gloom in London when January starts.