Initially inspired by Savile Row as a designer, for SS18 Patrick Grant took elements of finery, merging them with chilled undertones.
Wearing oversized tortoise shell glasses and pinstripe suits, the collection for E.Tautz SS18 had a decidedly 80s-subdued-New-Wave-meets-Miami-Vice-feel; finished with shoes by Christian Louboutin, both polished and relaxed styles were bought together into one ensemble.
Working upon formal structures, Grant infused them with a relaxed tone that transformed them into a new form of ‘smart casual’. Blazers hung loosely from the model’s shoulders whilst still maintaining a crisp tailored silhouette; high waisted trousers created a rigid shape that was then counterbalanced with a sense of fluidity that materialised upon movement. Predominantly focussing on outerwear and formalwear, Grant also revamped the Safari with an 80s feel, projecting pinstripes onto a white canvas that maintained a desirable amount of fluidity and structure.
Text: Libby Festorazzi