Dramatic opera music, followed by singer Woodkid's catchy voice set the tone of Martin Grant's autumnal runway show, earlier this afternoon in Le Marais.
After showcasing a few military inspired cocoon coats and capes, Grant pursued with delicately ruffled and yet tailored silhouettes. 'The chiffon pieces were quiet new for me. I loved adding a softer feel to sharply tailored garments, by mixing chiffon with knit', explained the designer backstage, referring to the sporty touch of his finale evening gown.
And indeed the constructed softness of strict fitted evening dresses, that came with jabot-ressembling ruffled trims, marked a subtle evolution of Grant's aesthetics, nonetheless, without completely deriving from his edged urban chic looks.
'Some looks were entirely bias-cut, so technically speaking, this was not easy', added the designer, when asked about the challenging element of his collection.
And indeed, if you put the amount of chiffon and the ruffled looks aside, you'll recognize Grant's emblematic tailoring. Particularly worth-watching outfits, were a soft pink jacket lapel collar ensemble and a midnight blue plunging V-neck suit, embroidered with a black tartan pattern and worn with a nude velvet turtleneck. Body-shaping and beautiful.
- Elisabeta Tudor