Lou Dalton focused on texture and shape in her Autumn Winter 2016 collection. Utilising mohair, wool and other materials in camels, blues and grey prints, Dalton was inspired by her ‘home away from home’ Shelton, on the coast of Scotland. Wide legged mohair trousers bobbed as the models walked down the catwalk to a soundtrack provided by Horse Meat Disco. Tones of camel were juxtaposed against navy distressed neoprene and waterproof velour overcoats.
Cornflower blue intarsia knitwear was met with twisted grid prints and viscose layered patterns. The collection was also dense in panelled outerwear in denim and teddy fleece fur with wool pieces being produced in collaboration with John Smedley. Knitted turtlenecks were styled with drop shouldered MA1 bomber jackets and oversized, knee lengths coats with shearling sleeves.
Cable knits in tan and grey were given a silhouette with camel coloured belts. The collection also played with tartan in various shades of tan, grey contrasted against salmon and powder blue. Looks were paired with black and white leather ankle boots made in collaboration with Grenson.