The Henley Stripe

A Sartorial Classic

The inspiration behind the entire DAKS SS18 collection, both show and mainline, is the british social calendar. The DAKS design team began researching and exploring exactly how this could be developed, to reimagine the classic british dress code that is so easily identifiable with this season and distinguished events.

Tailored trousers, skirts & blazers

One of the most notable events of the season is the Henley Royal Regatta. This event evokes an instant familiarity of boaters, blazers and classic stripes. This theme has become the backbone of the season, as a bespoke fabric has been created that runs throughout both the Menswear and Womenswear collection. The hero fabric for the season ‘The DAKS Regatta Stripe’ is in tonal contrasts of colours, in two shades of blue and stone. This bespoke fabric is comprised of a lightweight cotton and is seen in key pieces such as tailored trousers, skirts and blazers for womenswear, and casual suiting pieces for men. This fabric is also used to link the Show and Mainline collections. Running throughout both it truly anchors the key themes of the season in the pieces as well as identifying with the British heritage at the core of the brand.