I had a very lovely time sketching live during the E. Tautz Spring Summer 2019 show, on Day 1 of London Fashion Week Men. The presentation, hosted by creative director Patrick Grant, was also conceived as their Lookbook shooting set, giving the attendees a comprehensive approach to the collection.
Even more, Mr Grant took the time to give extensive information and insight about the precious pieces of the collection. The garments were proudly and willingly made in the Uk, as a requirement for the uncertain time that the country and its fashion industry will face in the near future.
If not enough, the title of the collection, "Give me a future", inevitably echoes the upcoming Brexit.
So it's a back to basics for E. Tautz, and a conscious look to the history of the Uk, and to its labour movements, in particular. That's why slogans like "My father was a textile worker" are embroidered and printed on knits and t-shirts.
The silhouette gets a mill worker make-over, with relaxed cuts, denim and a colourful palette.