London Men's Fashion Week SS16: E. Tautz

London Men's Fashion Week SS16: E. Tautz

Room to manoeuvre

Text: Andrea Sim

Rarely favouring sleek tailoring despite his Savile Row background, Patrick Grant's signature relaxed silhouette dominated his spring/summer runway amidst a mix of more streamlined pieces

1. Room to manoeuvre
What seems constant with designer Patrick Grant is the fluidity in his clothing that contributes to an overall relaxed vibe that by now seems customary of his runway shows. With folds of fabric tucked insoucianctly into trousers roomy enough to ripple with each step, E. Tautz breaks the monotony of the tapered fit in menswear. 

2. Sports tailoring with a twist
A sporting element was evident in the collection, but not in the way that we've become accustommed to. Although the brand seemed to interpret the golf jacket in various forms (pullover and classic zip-ups), the sleeves of the outerwear bore resemblance to that of a men's button-down, and ensembles were routinely anchored with the humble Plimsoll.

3. Graphic geometry
Giving 'back to basics' a new meaning, playful pieces in the collection took the form of bright jumpers and crew neck shirts printed with kinetic geometric shapes. 

4. From the English mills
Like the previous collection, fabrics of the English mills were woven in. This time gingham was the pick with full outfits (and the odd piece in the collection) crafted from this classic English cloth as a nod to the brand's heritage and roots.

5. Favourite look
We liked how Grant balanced his signature relaxed trousers with a more fitted jumper. Instead of an all-round voluminous silhouette that requires a certain masculine flamboyance to pull off, Look 16 is considerably more tame and caters to a wider audience.  

To see all our coverage of London Collections: Men SS16, click here.