Lou Dalton

WWD Digital Daily - - The Reviews - Natalie Theo­dosi

Lou Dalton is all about keep­ing things real. She de­signs with the men who buy her clothes al­ways in mind, keep­ing a sense of sim­plic­ity and prac­ti­cal­ity in­tact.

Her fall out­ing was no ex­cep­tion. Dalton de­liv­ered a range that oozed co­zi­ness: In­tar­sia knits came in warm, earthy hues and had a hand­made feel to them; denim was slightly bleached, and tai­lor­ing was re­laxed, as in a dark brown wool suit.

Out­fits were ac­ces­sorized with bean­ies and over­sized scarves in bold pat­terns, in­spir­ing a warm, co­coon­ing feel, while clas­sic, fa­mil­iar pieces - striped shirts, check coats, sim­ple T-shirts - were used as lay­ers through­out the col­lec­tion.

This no-fuss ap­proach was in­formed by the so­cial­ist viewpoint of Az­e­rian artist Tahir Sala­hov, who Dalton was drawn to for his cel­e­bra­tion of the work­ing man.

She, in turn, cel­e­brated the men in her own com­mu­nity by cast­ing friends, col­lab­o­ra­tors and clients as mod­els.

“The idea is that the clothes I make these days are for real men, some of the guys mod­el­ing here ac­tu­ally buy my col­lec­tion. They are the ones that have kept me here. They’ve al­ways had my back,” said Dalton.

Lou Dalton

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