Packed with tailored looks and smart separates, this was an elegant show that evoked the wardrobes of sophisticated travelers of the Thirties, before war broke out on the Continent. Standout separates included a cream double-breasted sweater jacket with gold buttons, and flowing, high-waist trousers a la Cary Grant and Clark Gable.
Trench coats, a Daks staple, were out in force, and made from stiff cottons — or ostrich skin — in a neutral palette of dove gray, sage, and white. While this collection, designed by creative director Filippo Scuffi, hit a series of high notes, the show was too long, and showcased too many looks emblazoned with variations on the Daks’ house check and logo bags. The parade of brand emblems nearly ruined the dramatic impact of the event, and should be relegated to the showroom next season.