Daks is always a BDMOTP favorite. Dapper as ever, a very vintage collection walked the Milan runways this season. Inspired by taking a journey on a vintage steam train, the show actually opened with a vintage steam train puffing out fashion. BDMOTP’s immediate reaction was that the collection, which featured both mens and womenswear for AW18/19, was chock-full of color. Bold yellows, bright greens and palpable reds shone on the runway, giving life to the neutral greys and beiges that also marked the collection. Velvet was also key in the collection, with rich red velvet blazers and evergreen velvet trousers.
The collection was marked by all different styles of hats — derby, baseball and otherwise. Mixing up the plaids and houndstooth, we also saw some delightful floral patterns, elegant and feminine, but meshing perfectly with the otherwise-masculine vibe of the collection.
Models walked to fun, inspiring tunes from the 60s and 70s, and then lined up to dance together at the end, giving the looks a lighthearted, fun vibe. Each look was detailed down to the very last bit — with leather driving gloves, pocket watch chains hanging out of pockets and small flowers pinned to suit lapels and coat collars. All the knitwear in the collection was artfully created using merino and Shetland wool — British to the very heart. Any gentleman from round the world would be proud to sport any or all of the items in this colorful Daks collection — possibly one of the best we’ve seen yet.
Words by Lori Zaino and photos from Daks.