After a year of working with deadstock materials, Martin Grant is running out of fabric — a rather good sign, as far as the designer is concerned.

“I’m still trying to keep to fabrics that are in stock to try not to produce too many things, and still working using styles and shapes from previous collections and then updating them,” he said.

His pre-fall collection focused on warm and fuzzy versions of his signature pea coats and other short outerwear, plus feel-good wardrobe basics in checks and tartans inspired by nostalgic memories of school uniforms.

There were plenty of chic work-from-home options, such as a cotton tartan jumpsuit, or a gingham dress with a circle skirt and oversized sleeves. For those ready to brave the outside world, he offered comforting textures like the jumbo cord on a pair of wide-leg pants, or the baby soft shearling of a blush pink coat. “I thought we needed a little softness in our lives,” he explained.

Grant’s low-key approach has won him plenty of high-profile fans. Sigourney Weaver wore one of his coats on a recent episode of “Call My Agent!” — proof that making new with the old has never been so chic. 

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