Following last season’s martial arts-inspired collection – inspired by his newfound love for karate during lockdown –
Titled Blue Quilt, the designer – who held his
For the garments themselves, Daley took inspiration from all over the world. Firstly, NYC quilt artist Michael Thorpe whose artworks use a range of colours and textures relating to his own heritage. Daley decided to upcycle past seasons fabrics to create a series one-off looks. He has also continued his collaboration with Japanese artisans, as seen through the use of specialist Japanese fabrics in a mixture of high-twist cotton woven checks, embroidery motifs and a bespoke wax resist pattern on Daley go-to wide-leg trouser. The designer’s knitted and hand crocheted accessories come in bold hues, a nod to psychedelic visuals from the 1970s.
This season’s collection continues to highlight Daley’s three pillars in which his menswear brand is built on: community, craftsmanship, and culture. Whilst displaying new musical reference points and collaborators to bring yet another authentic story, Daley is cementing himself as one of British menswear’s greats.
Photography by Piczo.