London Fashion Week AW11: DAKS

A youthful ‘Princess Margaret meets Jackie O’ kind of summed up DAKS for me with lots of English classics – Guernsey sweaters, quilted waterproofs, pleated skirts, DAKS plaid – given a new spin with clever plays on tradition. The full quilted ball skirt and sweater combo is surely the winter version of Jil Sander’s tee and column skirt, while schoolgirl hair, cropped bootcut pants and a particularly covetable plaid cape perfectly targeted London’s posh-but-cool set.