LONDON — British label E. Tautz was awarded the annual British Fashion Council/GQ Designer Men’s Wear Fund prize on Tuesday night in London. The E. Tautz designer Patrick Grant will receive 150,000 pounds, or $232,230 at current exchange, toward the business and get 12 months of mentoring support.
The nominees included Astrid Anderson, Christopher Raeburn, Tautz, Matthew Miller and Sibling. They were all involved in a mentoring program with fashion industry experts providing guidance on branding, planning, strategy, leadership and digital initiatives. Vertu gave access to its teams in technology, global distribution, legal and finance.
Established in September 2013, the fund is the UK’s largest men’s wear prize. This is the second installment, with the previous recipient Christopher Shannon in 2014.