David David at London Fashion Week

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The sombre attitude and muted colours of Autumn-Winter are a bit at odds with the typical David David aesthetic. I don’t think the syling and the murky lighting did the clothes any justice, but the AW08 collection which showed on Wednesday wasn’t as striking as previous seasons. However there’s still some really nice pieces if you peer closely (or click on the above picture to zoom in).

David Saunders is the Art School graduate turned print-maker behind David David. He is not to be confused with Jonathan Saunders who is also a British textile designer who’s moved into fashion design (but who doesn’t design for men so we don’t care about him).
David’s collections have gone from strength to strength, as he becomes more experimental with his prints, exploring more subtle colourways and using them to trim pockets and line hoods.
The white on white print of the jacket pictured far left, is a very sophisticated look. It appears to be damask (where the pattern is created in texture through weaving) but I don’t think it can be as that’s hella expensive. Still, it makes it look expensive and that’s almost as good. Other highlights included printed socks and a hoody trimmed with the David David print. Most of the models carried printed leather back-packs (after the jump) which are my prediction for next season’s must have accessory.
[Pics by Catwalking]