E Tautz AW17 Show Review LFWM Trim Scarecrows

E Tautz AW17
E. Tautz Aw17

E Tautz AW17 celebrated the work of Manchester born documentary photographer Peter Mitchell. The invitation to this season’s E Tautz London Fashion Week: Men show was fronted by a different kind of model, a scarecrow. Dressed in a navy blue boiler suit, it’s recycled canister head looked out onto foggy English marches. Scarecrows dressed to withstand bad weather have for over forty years been a favourite subject of Mitchell. Most recently, a similar construction could be seen in the photographer’s publication ‘Some Thing means Everything to Somebody’. Mitchell may vote for utility over elegance. Patrick Grant‘s scarecrows chose a much more elegant wardrobe. E Tautz, the heritage brand he acquired in 2005, was founded in 1867 by Edward Tautz. A former head cutter at Hammond & Co, a bespoke tailor that counted crowned heads including King Edward VII, King George V and Queen Victoria amongst its clients. At his brand, Tautz devised outfits for field and country sports. Patrick Grant’s renaissance of the brand follows suit, fusing tailoring with sportswear details.

E Tautz AW17 artfully dishevelled suiting

“They are wonderful, and ungainly, and they don’t care much for the norman rules of style” – and so E Tautz scarecrows matched loosely draped suiting with crinkled linen shirts and T-shirts. Oversized trousers have long been an E Tautz signature, and next season’s winning style is made of light blue denim. E Tautz AW17 knitwear is chunky and worn a few sizes too large. Cuffs pushed up, one can just make out another warming layer worn underneath. Patrick Grant has called upon an expert group of collaborators to produce the season’s accessories. Reading glasses are the work of Kirk Originals, while the cuffs of voluminous woollen trousers sit on suede shoes by Christian Louboutin. If Mitchell was to choose his next scarecrow’s wardrobe from E Tautz AW17 collection, we like to imagine that a midnight blue, silver zip’ed bomber jacket would be a deserved upgrade to the yellow cagoule.

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E Tautz AW17
E.Tautz AW17

 

E Tautz AW17
E.Tautz AW17

 

E Tautz AW17
E.Tautz AW17