Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Martin Grant - Sculptural forms

Producing four collections each year and showing to a small crowd of worldwide buyers and media, Australian Martin Grant's brand is steeped in sculptural forms and tailored simplicity.  Well, when you have customers like Lee Radziwell, Cate Blanchett & Lauren Hutton on your books, you must be doing something right - right?

Moving to Paris from Melbourne, via Koji Tatsuno in London where he learnt bespoke tailoring, Martin Grant uses his early sculptural training gained at the Victorian College of the Arts as his foundation and you can see how it colours his aesthetic.  Old world tailoring, hand-finished flourishes, simple clean lines, intricate details and elegant silhouettes punctuate the collections.  Have a look for yourself here - the library of lookbooks from A/W 2004 through to current season 2012 shows Martin's discriminating taste and impeccably tailored pieces share a classicism and timelessness that you could go back to again and again if you were to have any item in your wardrobe; especially one of his coats which he is most lauded for.

Martin has recently been announced as the new designer for the Qantas uniforms - a job that has previously been filled by Yves Saint Laurent & Emilio Pucci to name a few.  I am really looking forward to see his translation of this global brand via his elegant timeless designs.

Grant's work "...speaks to the international woman, the woman who travels, the woman who works... that appeal when she turns the hand-finished buttons in her geranium red Martin Grant coat".  Andre Leon Talley, VogueUS.

Finally, if you think he keeps his designers eye for his ranges, then have a look through his Paris loft apartment below.  Just gorgeous.

Martin Grant, a/w 2012/13

Martin Grant, a/w 2012/13

Martin Grant, sculptural - S/S 2010

Video, Martin Grant, S/S 2011 here

And finally, a look into Martin's Paris Loft apartment here.  Stylish at every turn!


classiq said...

Those six first outfits and the last black dress are so so beautiful! I'll make sure to keep a keen eye on his collections from now on. And his Parisian apartment is not short of style either. :)

Neda said...

He is amazing. I hadn't seen his latest collections...so so so chic! I love every single one of the pieces you highlighted!! PS- are you really trying to do the summer program in Florence or did I misunderstand your comment? If you are, that is probably the most exciting thing imaginable!! xx

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