March 02, 2012 Paris
That seemed partly due to the increase in daywear. Those narrow, straight black trousers that started things off were beautifully cut. Paired with a shawl-collar coat or a houndstooth intarsia turtleneck with skinny ribbed sleeves, casual and slightly cool elegance never came so easy. Grant rejected the idea that his lack of needing to make a big runway statement turned things casual, but he did drop down another notch with the sporty, almost lounge-like element of silk jumpsuits pieced with ribbed knit.
The beauty of a static presentation was seeing Grant's details up close, like the sculpted petal-like sleeves on a little nipped-waist black wool gazar dress, or the almost surgically precise piecing of leather and wool on the shift with the blown-up houndstooth motif. Grant said he felt he was going back to his roots, and that made sense. There was a sense of highly refined staples—the perfect LBD, the perfect black gown, the perfect black coat. His rarefied clientele will likely take the opportunity to stock up.