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E. Tautz Spring/Summer 2018 London

By Nina Jones

Patrick Grant said he wanted to make some “really beautiful…non-shouty clothes” for this collection, which was filled with breezy yet sharply-cut pieces that mined an early Eighties mood.

Specifically, Grant said he’d looked to images of Jeremy Irons modeling during that period. “There was this totally relaxed elegance about it all,” said the designer.

Silhouettes ran from the sporty to the sartorial, but all had a sense of refinement. A navy suit jacket had gently sloping shoulders and was paired with loosely tailored pants, while a field jacket in a slightly iridescent oxblood color was teamed with loose linen shorts – and a shirt and skinny tie. Grant noted that he’d wanted to work with some retro fabrics “that I remembered my dad having shirts in,” such as muslin and cheesecloth. These textures, along with fabrics such as bouclé wool and linen, brought a relaxed appeal to Grant’s signature tailoring.

Credit: Gio Staiano for nowfashion.com

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