Patrick Grant's ready to wear label continues its admirable mission to offer elegant and flattering clothes that are hand made in the UK. For autumn, the suits are distinguished by their large checks, the impact of which is softened by the fuzzy Scottish fabrics.
Grant gave a commentary as the models appeared, explaining what the models were wearing and where the clothes were made; only E.Tautz can give you the name of the weaver on Harris who made the cloth for the jackets, or the identity of the old ladies in south Wales who hand knit the socks.
For winter there's a great emphasis on thick hand-woven knit wear, including a zip-up cardigan inspired by a sweater the Duke of Windsor wore while shooting. Rare jacket fabrics, in the form of barleycorn and pheasant's-eye tweeds, stood out – these are cloths simply unavailable from any other RTW brand. The standout pieces were a beautiful long naval overcoat and a surprising modern kilt worn with a sweater and no sporran.