It was always going to be a different show from E. Tautz. Shunning their usually intimate show space in favour of the somewhat huge old sorting office was a hint this season would be a huge departure from everything we have previously seen from the brand (we even had a personal apology from Patrick Grant himself for the lack of commentary we would receive). However, the collection proved to be the most forward thinking ever whilst still retaining the signature formal aesthetic we are all familiar with.
The prominent feature of the collection was a modernist take on tartan. It was typically scaled up to great effect on outerwear and suits or positioned at unexpected angles. The colour palette remained focused on grey, with additional accents of zesty orange and a delicious looking deep plum providing beautiful contrast.
Trousers came in almost every cut imaginable, from razor sharp skinny fits to almost clown-like wide legs – further emphasising the creative use of tartan checks. More interest was added with the layering of pyjama print shirts and trousers in luxury silks.
FashionBeans pick of the collection were the geometric print knits, which would make a great investment piece for any wardrobe. Place one over standard work attire for some extra interest or buy one size up and rock with skinny denims and Chelsea boots for a more casual look (is it too early to write our prospective Christmas list?).