PRESS RELEASE – SPRING/SUMMER 2013
The Lou Dalton Spring/Summer menswear collection is representative of the obsessive compulsive behaviours that human nature often succumbs to; whether it be adolescent infatuation, or darker tendencies resulting from blurring the boundaries between fantasy and reality.
This state of mind provides the means of escapism from the drudgery of everyday life. It can both inspire creativity or destructiveness as perspectives shift. The result is an altered idealism that can be both heroic and exasperating.
Initial inspiration came for re-watched old favourites from Taxi driver, Erazer Head to Breaking Away, where each protagonist is an outcast with imagines destinies that remove them from their limited edistence.
The dcollection plays on these influences; sporting heroes are idolised through incorporating panels of sports-lux fabrics. Shirts with built-in harnesses and garments with ergonomic cuts, varsity finesse is shows through dry wool mohair fabrics, and simple rib linen knitwear is inspired by the underdog ‘Cutters’.
The negative obsessive behavious of Travis’ paranoia and the manifestation of Lynch’s sins, created the opportunity to distort preconceived forms and the chance to reinterpret garment silhouettes.
Finally a youthful colour palet of Black, Navy, Stone and Bordeaux complete the aesthetic.
The collection will be available to view in both London and Paris during the following events:-
LONDON COLLECTIONS MEN
Friday 15 June – Sunday 17 June 2012
8 a m – 7 p m daily
THE HOSPITAL CLUB
24 Endwell Street
WC2 H 9HQ
LONDON SHOW ROOMS MEN PARIS
Saturday 30th of June – Tuesday 3rd of July 2012
10 a m – 8 p m daily
off Rue Saint Antoine 28
3 cour Berard, 75004 Paris (4eme)