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The Spring ’14 menswear collections are under way in London, and they’ll continue with the shows at Florence’s Pitti Uomo, in Milan, and in Paris. Before their wares hit the runway, we’ve asked some of the most anticipated names to offer a sneak peek. Per usual, it’s a busy time for all—designers and fashion followers alike—so we’re continuing our split-second previews: tweet-length previews at 140 characters or less. Our complete collection of Spring ’14 previews is available here.
WHO: E. Tautz, designed by Patrick Grant
WHEN: Tuesday, June 18
WHAT: “Charles II, the Teds, the Carnaby St. 60s revolution; Tautz is intrigued by the recent reemergence of man as a proud bird of paradise.” —Patrick Grant. The designer sent us two snaps of his Spring ’14 collection. Continue Reading “The Split-Second Preview: E. Tautz” »
Tonight in London, the British Fashion Awards honored the best and brightest in the world of London style. Nick Knight screened a new fashion film to honor the late Alexander McQueen, winner of the BFC Outstanding Achievement Award in Fashion Design, and Celine’s Phoebe Philo (left) took home the prize for British Designer of the Year. English/Dutch model Lara Stone was named Model of the Year, and reluctant It girl Alexa Chung earned the British Style Award, which is decided by popular vote and “recognizes an individual who embodies the spirit of London and is an international ambassador for London as a leading creative fashion capital.”
The full list of winners is below, and check back with us for our full report from the evening’s festivities.
BFC Outstanding Achievement in Fashion Design: Lee Alexander McQueen
Designer of the Year: Phoebe Philo for Celine
Menswear Designer of the Year: Patrick Grant for E. Tautz
Accessory Designer of the Year: Nicholas Kirkwood
Designer Brand of the Year: Mulberry
Model of the Year: Lara Stone
Emerging Talent Award, Ready-to-Wear: Meadham Kirchhoff
Emerging Talent Award, Accessories: Husam El Odeh
Isabella Blow Award for Fashion Creator: Nicola Formichetti
British Style Award: Alexa Chung
Special Recognition Award: Naomi Campbell
Digital Innovation Award: Burberry
On the last day of London fashion week, Patrick Grant of Savile Row’s Norton & Sons presented E. Tautz, the menswear line that he has rescued from the mists of history, in a salon of the recently renovated Hardy Amies building. The small audience included Prince and Princess Michael of Kent and their son Freddie Windsor, who is the new face of Amies’ also-revived men’s range, examples of which were being presented in another salon downstairs. Grant’s spiel for Tautz offered an explanation of cloth and cut that was the purest entertainment: this fabric specially woven by one man in Harris, spiritual home of tweed; that kilt hand-sewn by “a very talented young lady called Nettie”; the irresistible socks and mittens hand-knit by a posse of Welsh women with too much time on their hands. The smartest designers are looking for stories that make their clothes come alive. Grant has already mastered that skill. And, as one of life’s natural aristocrats, he made a striking contrast with the rather less prepossessing to-the-manor-born folks in the front row. If the royal family had Patrick Grant swimming in their gene pool, the world’s anti-monarchists would be thinking twice.