Luckily for him, other people can. And it’s because the Australian designer has managed to make something so classic look fresh. Of course, we can see the renaissance – or ‘mock-Tudor,’ as he prefers – inspiration in the painterly palettes, fresh linens and rich velveteen, in the leg of mutton gathers and lace ruffs. But when you see the leather, things get even more interesting – oversized courtier style berets are made modern, balloon sleeves become almost upholstery and the bustiers (Dalah taught himself corsetry this year) get fiercer. With small tweaks, these silhouettes became something different entirely: the broadened and dropped shoulders manage to manipulate posture, undone flies create angular shapes. And the trouser legs that trail so nonchalantly? They juxtapose the rigid, restrictive quality that period dress traditionally upheld. Every glitch is carefully calculated and every misfit is purposeful, because if there is one thing Dalah knows how to do, it’s quality.