E.Tautz A/W 2016
Mood board: Patrick Grant took us to the 1980s Edinburgh roller disco Coasters for his LC:M show, which was heaving with nostalgia for an era when clothes were built for movement. For starters a lightweight nylon/wool windbreaker paid homage to the Eighties shell suit, and when teamed with deep-seated corduroy trousers, the effect was anything but buttoned-up for business. Grant also dealt with fashion’s prevailing masculine/feminine merger, cutting his safari jackets soft shouldered and offering a range of collarless blouses – some printed with Henley-style slits, others plain aside from their oversized flap front pockets. Best in show were Grant’s raglan-sleeved trenches, complete with exaggerated epaulets, which were teamed back with Shetland wool crew neck sweaters and loosely cut trousers, as per his preference, and then finished with rather dapper, pussy-bow tied fringed scarves.
Finishing touches: The designer once again paired up with Christian Louboutin on A/W’s two-tone woven and suede lace-ups, worn with pleated wool trousers, this season cut narrow and tapered to the ankle.
Team work: The early Saturday morning show’s accompanying 1980s electro soundtrack blew away any Friday night cobwebs. Compiled by Grant and William Green it lunged from Sylvester’s Rock the Box to Eurythmics’ Sweet Dreams without missing a disco beat and sent home the roller rink memo loud and clear.