It is Daks’ 120th anniversary year and creative director Filippo Scuffi was, not surprisingly, in a nostalgic mood with a collection inspired by the rock’n’roll dandies of Sixties Britain, and the country set of England’s green and pleasant land. The collection was heavy on texture and knitwear and came in a palette of dark jewel tones: Models wore long, double-breasted knitted coats, or cardigans with shawl collars or thick ribbing, chunky scarves, and flat caps. Tailored clothing came in the form of burgundy skinny velvet suits or cropped check, camel or tweed trousers paired with shearling coats. Scuffi worked leather into the collection in the form of a ruby drummer boy jacket with shiny buttons and a leather belted coat in a dark mossy green.
The show, which took place at the grand Palazzo Clerici, culminated in a shower of gold, with trousers and the undersides of thick wool coat collars shining like foil, and black jackets and turtlenecks sparkling with gilded threads.