Since Filippo Scuffi joined Daks, the long-standing British brand’s conservative checks and tailoring have given way to a more feminine, relaxed approach, which in this collection came across in long chiffon dresses with diamond motifs that Scuffi unearthed on a roll of wallpaper printed in 1925. The ’20s and art deco inspired not just the clothes but also the runway itself, which was made to resemble a grand hotel foyer. Aside from long flapper dresses, there were solid or marbleized masculine trousers worn with thin silk blouses either matching or contrasting with the rest of the look. Suede coats, jackets and a patch-pocket skirt came in the renowned brown from the brand’s historic check: at least that point of contact with tradition remained!