Daks spring/summer 2018 collection catwalk show for LFW
Creative director Filippo Scuffi takes us time travelling through post modernity to a resort-esque style collection filled with Spanish motifs and splashes of geometric prints.
Minimalism was palpable in Daks SS18 show from the loose tailoring details on the back of wide-collar shirts and paper-bag trousers to the minimal colour palette of crisp whites, soft beiges, grey’s and hues of lilac fronted on silk-printed blouses. The effortless essence of the collection is paired with the relaxed messy hairstyles and the glowing skin, which maximises the summery spirit of the collection. Stripes were the vocal point of the show, with shadow stripes printed on ties tucked into high-waist trousers and vertical striped two-piece suits.
In juxtaposition to the resort aesthetic of oversized smock dresses and high-waisted skirts against the Spanish music, Daks also created a school uniform silhouette by pairing waistcoats and ties with smock skirts and loose trousers paired with straw boater hats, adding a school uniform feel to the preppy collection.
Scuffi’s efforts to cohesively create a uniform suitable for not only a Spanish town, but also heading back to school goes without recognition. The timeless frilling details scattered amongst the collection adds to the romanticization of the show and how timeless the statement pieces can be.
Photos: Kimberley Archer