Martin Grant’s Resort 2016 collection tells a bold but delicate story of linear prints, stripes and volumes.
They emerge as bold horizontal stripes on heavy cotton faille, fine and discreet on lighter-than-air organdie or diagonal on electric blue organza with graceful metallic fringing. The silhouettes have a graphic structure, emphasized with geometrics and a subtle play of deep pleats.
Martin plays with impressions: dresses spread their volume delicately. Leather and ponyskin are clean and light. The A-Line coats are structured, while crispy taffeta trenches are belted. Linen denim takes on a contemporary sophistication and high-waisted, wide-legged pants accentuate a tall and slender look.
This collection takes on the essence of Martin Grant’s codes: it is pure classic modernity, developed from every angle.
Australian Fashion Designer, Martin Grant, will create a new modern uniform for Qantas’ domestic, regional and international pilots two years after he designed a popular new image for the airline’s cabin crew and ground staff.
Qantas Group CEO Alan Joyce said that a new uniform for the airline’s 2,500 pilots came at a time of renewal. “Every Qantas uniform over the past 95 years reflects its times and we’re excited to work with Martin on a new design that reflects modern Australian style as well as the positive things happening at Qantas,” said Mr Joyce.
Martin Grant said he was excited by the opportunity to design what will be the first new uniform for Qantas pilots in more than a decade. “The reputation of Qantas pilots speaks for itself, so it’s a real honour to be asked to work with them to create their new uniform. I want it to be comfortable, stylish and most of all, distinguished,” said Martin. “Early feedback from Qantas pilots is that they want to retain the traditional image but give it a modern makeover to be more elegant and more wearable. The female pilots are also hoping for a more feminine line so I will have that front of mind when I begin the design stage,” added Martin.
Qantas aims to have its pilot community wearing a newly designed uniform during 2016.
Years ago, while looking around Barneys with my friend André Leon Talley, I came across a black leather jacket that I was mad about. I hadn’t heard of the designer, but André knew immediately that it was Martin Grant, an Australian who now lives and works in Paris. I live there too, for part of the year at least, and upon my return I was determined to track him down. It wasn’t easy finding his tiny shop in the Marais, and when I did, it was closed for lunch. So I walked around — and then around some more — until it was open, and there he was, skinny, boyish and super low-key. For me, his talent lies in making coats and jackets that never feel trendy because he understands and respects line, proportion and simplicity. Even now that his Paris quarters are large and lovely, how lucky we are that he doesn’t need or want to show off. And how lucky I am that we remain the closest friends.
Martin Grant’s Pre-fall 2015 collection takes inspiration from the enduring classics that have consistently informed the maison’s philosophy.
Martin's penchant for elegant coats shines through, with seductively soft leathers, animal prints and wool tweeds. These feminine coats are as varied as the personalities of the women he dresses –
taking their fluid form in structured, sculptured, belted and ‘out-sized’ silhouettes of luxurious alpaca, angora and fur.
In keeping with Grant’s sensual aesthetic, day dresses, full skirts, skinny trousers and sweeping wide-legged pants exhibit Grant’s lightness of touch, with an occasional hint of the ‘masculine-feminine’ in military details.
Discover the whole collection here.
The Spring-Summer collection is characterised by slender and seductive silhouettes with defined waists and delicate décollettés.
Classics are updated : printed shantungs are inverted, raw denim becomes elegant, while varnished silk and lamé inject shine and brilliance.
Loose jumpsuits and mini dresses are enlivend with a nonchalant sophistication creating an incarnation of spontaneaous femininity and effortless, laid-back chic.
Martin Grant's Fall/Winter 2014/2015 campaign was shot by renowned fashion photographer Gilles Bensimon, whose pure and classic aesthetic is a cornerstone of designer's DNA. This iconic photographer has succeeded in revealing the simple yet spectacular style of the clothes through the use of bright, young and modern images.
In this collection, Martin Grant reworks the idea of the ideal feminine wardrobe. All the classics today's woman would expect. Enhanced.