Lou Dalton designs exclusive sweatshirt for Liberty
Beyond her collections shown twice a year at L:CM, young British menswear designer Lou Dalton has also established a reputation for producing one-off collaborations with some of the world’s leading stores. Liberty was the first London store to have Lou Dalton on it’s rails and is currently being rewarded for its foresight with a unique sweatshirt designed to sit alongside the SS14 collection.
In her full-scale collections Lou blends a romantic sensibility with luxurious yet rugged materials, often celebrating the great outdoors, and it is the unique fabrication that makes this particular collaborative piece special. The all black design combines a spongy jersey body offset by panels of fabric with a Braille-like, raised texture. Being black-on-black, the piece would benefit from close-up inspection (better still a stroke) to reveal its tactile qualities. The ingenious curves to the panelled sections (no blocky patches here) recall the mesh panels in Lou Dalton SS13, where sharp tailoring was expertly fused with sports mesh.
The sweatshirt is, not surprisingly, available exclusively at Liberty.