LCM: Lou Dalton SS16

14 June 2015
"This is a collection for men who love clothes, and all the memories their clothing evokes. It's recalling that feeling of coming of age, that euphoria in a place where you belong." - Lou Dalton


After last season's collection of striped back colour and a focus on simplicity, for her Spring Summer 2016 collection Lou Dalton presents us with a refreshing summer palette, bold prints and contrasting fabrics.

In our interview with the menswear designer in the new Boys by Girls print issue, Lou Dalton explains the importance of detail and designing so that "each piece alone tells a story". This is an aspect that Dalton never overlooks; oversized pockets were a focus this season, along with featherlight nylon, cotton knits and a variation of fabric (some including the smoothest fabric you'll ever feel). Transparent lightweight rain coats, blue checked shirts and loose fit shorts were the garments of the collection. We stroked the white rain coat in the showroom afterwards.... like a lot. Matching bucket hats finished off the look, as the designs embraced a balance of casual wear and tailored pieces. The clothes carry a strong British heritage, as Dalton never strays far from her roots. That isn't all the menswear designer brought to the table this season though, as she combined traditional influences with inspiration from the Casuals and the late 80s/early 90s rave scene.
BBG has always had a soft spot for Dalton, and featured an honest portrait and interview with the lovely Lou at her studio in our latest issue, where Cecilie and the talented designer bonded over hard work and gen x amongst other things. For more of a glimpse into the story behind the menswear designer, click here.

Photography by Sophie Mayanne.
Words by Justine Hyde-Mobbs.

Lou Dalton14
Lou Dalton22
Lou Dalton32
Lou Dalton32
Lou Dalton42
Lou Dalton51
Lou Dalton61
Lou Dalton7
Lou Dalton81
Lou Dalton91
Follow us on Instagram @boysbygirls
View The pink is a cacophony against the emptiness - a melody line paced in a second-hand birthday suit, easily hemmed... View And we are wild to make it stop: stuck in an empty booth, bold colours warming us up, no microphones... View He is light as a feather. Leather weighs heavy on him, adds ballast to his reality, suddenly makes it terrifying... View In the safety of a white suit, he blows himself about the empty space, spinning between instruments like a bird... View Like a hawk or an old hero, staring down the back of his future’s head, this boy takes to empty... View If change doesn’t arrive obediently, it will be chased down and hunted by the hungry. Peace is not prop for... View Falling apart at the seams and dripping onto the carpet of grass beneath bruised feet as the race for the... View Forget figuring out the bus routes, forge new passports with model mugshots and sprint for the border closing in around... View The traffic is stalled in the streets, halted by a punishing red light at every crossroads in every direction. City... View Tommy traces graffiti scrawled along paint, cement, and brick swirling in patterns denoting names and connoting beliefs while stylist Kayleigh... View Quitting a town named Stagnation in favour of an unfamiliar map revealing the temptation of breaking out into the unknown... View Rendezvous at the confidential hotspot for meaningful action. Setting the wheels in motion for an alternative living and imposing a... View Pushing through the crowd and negotiating the battlefield of elbows and toes, the commotion expands to a deafening silence. Chants... View This week’s exclusive Instagram editorial is ‘Standstill’ featuring Tommy Harragan at IMG models. Photographer Amber Grace Dixon captures Tommy’s standout... View A Renaissance man in every sense, @kalamaepstein writes/directs as well as acts and has a couple of shorts currently in... View View @kalamaepstein is photographed around Venice Beach, California - incidentally the location for one of his earliest projects, the short film... View View View Like a moth to a flame, some souls are drawn towards the light. Others seek solace dancing amongst the shadows...