LFW day two: prim and proper heritage looks

With all the avant-garde crazy concepts around it’s easy to forget that Britain has some of the most reputable heritage brands and dependable designers turning out prim and proper looks.

Daks showcased 1920s style devore dresses, slinky silks and Great Gatsby-esque chiffon dresses along with tailored trousers, obligatory check fabric and cute clutch bags.

A flavour of Daks

Aquascutum’s show was all about the coat. Swishy winter coats with furry elbows sat nicely alongside its traditional trench, as well a more adventurous plum biker jacket. The other emphasis was on wholesome combinations of fabric, with wools, tweed, leather and shearing all looking luxurious and polished.

Coat crush

Jasper Conran played it safe. The sequin dresses were perfectly wearable but not exactly exciting; however elegant camel cashmere and simple shifts will keep his fans happy.

2 classics: dependable Jasper Conran and the camel coat

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