London Fashion Week A/W 2011; Lou Dalton

Lou Dalton

Lou Dalton

Designer name: Lou Dalton

Origin: Shropshire

Career highlight: “To date, an on schedule slot during the MAN day at London Fashion Week SS10. I do hope that there may be one or two more career highlights still to come…”

Design background: Lou studied at the Royal College of Art. She has previously worked for Hamish Morrow, Stone Island, Crucianni Knitwear and Charlie Allen.

Design signatures: “Rebellious English sportswear with a strong attention to detail.”

How would you describe the Lou Dalton man? “This Charming Man”

What is your trademark piece? Lou loves the collection so much she struggles to define a key piece – “I feel personally attached to so many, each has its own little story with its own little journey…”

What is inspiring you for autumn/winter 2011: “Utilitarian style and layering with an Eastern Promise.”

What’s next for your brand? “To continue to do what we do and to do it well. We are aiming to increase sales and profile globally, hopefully with an online store.”

What music is playing in your studio this season? “Leonard Cohen, the soundtrack to Crazy Heart and Gideon Coe on BBC 6 Music, Monday to Friday 10am-12pm.”

What encapsulates fashionable London for you? “People watching over afternoon tea in Maison Bertaux; drinks at the Charles Lamb, followed by supper and cabaret at Bistrotheque with fabulous friends and loved ones.”

How does London influence your designs? “In so many ways: the fabulous view from the top of St Paul’s Cathedral, the marvellous Sir John Soane Museum, the Dulwich Picture Gallery and the Jean Cocteau mural in the Notre Dame de France in London. To have all of this on my doorstep will forever be a constant influence on my work.”


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