The presentation of Lou Dalton Fall/Winter 2017 in LFWM was a mythical artcrafted menswear collection.
But what Dalton does, when it’s really good, rises above the fuss and muss of many of her competitors. It did for Fall, where she looked to Shetland: home of the sweaters, if not of the designer herself. Although apparently she likes to visit, and likes the men she finds there. This collection was an ode to the fisherman, the farmhand, the stable boy—only it didn’t wind up camp or theatrical, but rather earthy and real, from hob-nailed boots to ruddied cheeks (the latter courtesy of MAC Cosmetics).