The feeling was easy yet ever-elegant chez Martin Grant, whose lineup favored quality updates of classics over a wardrobe revolution. Structured, super-soft trenches in vibrant caramel suede, polka-dot navy silk and waterproof coated cotton anchored the more fluid pieces like georgette blouses, voluminous silk-cotton shirt-dresses, floaty asymmetric scarf dresses and high-waisted wide-leg jeans with subtle fringing at the bottom.
Grant also dabbled in florals, albeit in muted shades of brown and yellow, with an abstract Warholesque print lending a vintage feel to a kimono dress, a silk top-and-palazzo-pant combo and a glamorous black georgette belted gown (the florals dotted the neck). “It’s the kind of piece that one receives in,” Grant laughed. “It makes me think of Marella Agnelli.”
Other standouts from the more formal side included a djellaba-style black shirtdress with contrast white piping and a tailored jacket with sculptural diamond-cut sleeves that followed the curve of the waist.