London has a cosmopolitan spirit like no other city. It is home to heritage names, as well as host to the new. Inspired by dance and the show’s location, Daks spring/ summer 2015 show was staged under the impressive glass dome atrium of the Royal Opera House.
Daks was originally founded in 1894 by Simeon Simpson, and was the creator of the first self-supporting trouser in the 1930s. Today, the house is under the creative direction of Filippo Giorgi, who launched their womenswear line in 2010.
A piano solo of ivory arabesques and gymnopedies by French composer Erik Satie, set the scene as the show opened with a long pleated chiffon tunic that was so light it billowed like a cloud. It was worn with sharply-tailored cigarette pants. Soft shades of grays, in mist to mauves, layered sheers against metallic sheens, and light gauzes framed the collection that captured the demure poise of its dancer muse.