Renowned for being everything that is quintessentially English, this AW17 the DAKS ‘Savile Row Woman’ was given an urban edge.

The characteristically British herringbone, Prince of Wales check and houndstooth design were strong prints throughout the collection that also featured the ‘Daks Club Flannel’ in collaboration with Fox Brothers. Relaxed tailoring was also a strong feature here, making an appearance across many shows during LFW,  with classic menswear tailoring being mixed against softer, feminine shapes.

The London Sky hues were the source of inspiration for the colour palette, with the expected forecast of cloudy greys offset against accents of sliver piping, royal blue stones and pink florals to add a romantic and womanly touch.

To sum up, the DAKS woman exuded an effortless elegance this season. Coats were hung leisurely over the shoulders and trousers were kept baggy and oversized, rolled up to reveal a bare ankle. Tailored co-ord trousers and coats were worn with grey beanie hats, broken up with shirts in contrasting patterns. It almost felt as if all that was needed to complete the look was a grande Starbucks coffee to go and suddenly, any modern woman is prepared to face the pressures of modern day life in both style and comfort.

Words: Heather Ibberson