The Shetland Bus was a clandestine organization formed by the British Secret Intelligence Service, the Special Operations Executive and the military intelligence service of Norway’s government-in-exile. British soldiers would dress as fishermen and ferry agents and equipment into Nazi-occupied Norway, and whisk Norwegians who feared arrest by the Germans out of the country during World War II.
That sea-faring heroism translated into a sophisticated outing for Lou Dalton that elegantly riffed on nautical style. Life jackets worn on the North Sea inspired subtly padded vests in checks, coated cottons and unbleached denim, while navy teddy fleece was used for zip-up bombers with black cotton panels. Blousons came in wet-look lacquered jersey, while drop shoulders on outerwear also looked especially good on Neoprene sweatshirts.
Flashes of cornflower blue brightened the palette of black, navy, camel and gray, and looked gorgeous in a cable-knit sweater that was belted and set off with a pair of cream wide-leg trousers.