E. Tautz's Patrick Grant told us that his Spring 2015 collection was inspired by taking a day off and going to the beach. The British coast was seen splashed through the offering: navy and white stripes appeared on wide-leg trousers, while field jackets and denim trousers ensured that Grant's customers would be fully protected on any seaside jaunts.
We talked with the designer before the show about how the being on the shore transforms people, digging back into his own archive, and his pre-show rituals.
What is the inspiration behind this season's collection? When someone goes to the seaside there is a transformative effect, they become somebody else. The transformation takes place almost automatically and this is what you can see in the collection, big trousers rolled up, work wear, denim, and oversized shirts.
How does this collection differ from your previous work? "This collection is more sharp and precise. The clothing is worn in a loose way with sharper edges. There is also a little bit of the Spring 2012 influence when I mixed sports with tailoring."
Do you have any pre show rituals that you abide by? "I always cycle to the shows where possible. This morning I was up and cycling through the quiet empty London streets to the show space at 5:30 A.M. Also, I always drink a nice cup of tea, which is a very British approach."