Deryck Walker at London Fashion Week

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Deryck Walker started his career with Boudicca, before working with Robert Carey Williams. His clothes are sold in Dover Street Market and his side projects include art installations in some really terribly cool galleries. But despite this résumé, his latest collection is surprisingly conservative. Lovely, but conservative.

As a Scot he plays homage to his home country through a healthy appetite for tweed (as well as a nod to that bird from the Scottish Widows ads – chortle!).
Clean lines, sharp cuts, great fabrics and great textures, this is a strong collection which out to shift a lot when it hits the shops, even if it doesn’t grab many headlines. He also deserves props for showing nearly as many men’s looks as women’s. But the most exciting thing about it for me was the fact that they matched the models’ shoe-laces to their belts. Simple brilliance.
[Pics by Catwalking]