The Working Girl Got a Grunge Update Courtesy of Daks
Day one may be a little too early to call it, but we have a feeling Prince of Wales check is going go be one of London's big Autumn 2017 trends. Daks took the classic print and rendered it in a whole host of looks: cropped trousers, blazers, slim sleeveless jackets, and pencil skirts to name but a few.
This season, the heritage brand created a chic wardrobe for what it calls the "Savile Row Woman". Eighties-inspired workwear looks as current now as it did back then thanks to smart accessory choices. We're pretty sure Melanie Griffith wore an almost-identical double-breasted blazer in Working Girl, but teamed with a chunky grunge-inspired beanie and shiny flats, it didn't look like a throwback. For weekends, there was pretty navy lace and a bold pink and lilac floral that covered everything from dress coats to a rise-and-fall chiffon dress.
With a focus on outerwear, there was less this season for cocktail hour, but what there was took menswear-inspired looks from the boardroom to the ballroom. Herringbone check became a sparkling, bugle-beaded coat, and navy pinstripes jumped from suiting to a split maxi evening skirt. Add a pair of silver heels and a boxy, grab-handle bag, and you're good to go.