Patrick Grant and E. Tautz wins BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund 2015

Earlier this week, it was announced that the Creative Director of E. Tautz and sons, Patrick Grant won the latest BFC/GQ Designer Menswear Fund. It is a prestigious title that earns the designer a £150,000 grant and a year-long mentoring scheme worth around £50,000 to help enable him expand his business. The fund is sponsored by Vertu, the ultra luxury mobile phones company and promoted with the help of the British Fashion Council, who may I say have done incredible things for London Menswear over the past couple of years (London Collections: Men) and British GQ. Last year Christopher Shannon won the first ever fashion fund and he's done amazing, exciting things with his cash prize, and I'm sure Patrick Grant will do the exact same. I first heard and seen Patrick Grant on BBC's Great British Sewing Bee three years back I think and I loved his gentleman presence and I love what he has done with E. Tautz the past couple of seasons, I can't wait to see what he does next with the brand. Patrick had to fight off some stiff competition this year, with designers including Astrid Anderson, Matthew Miller, Christopher Raeburn and knitwear masters Sibling made up of Sid Bryan, Joe Bates and Cozette McCreery. Grant went on to congratulate all of the other nominees on their hard work and mentioned that he was proud to follow in Chris Shannon's footsteps. Below are some photographs of Patrick Grant on an wonderful night for him and E. Tautz all photographs thanks to GQ.

Well that is it for this week's blog post upload, one final congratulations to Patrick Grant and E. Tautz I cannot wait to see what he does to help build his brand and I am even more super excited for London Collections: Men Spring/Summer 2016 which will be taking place in around a month's time. As usual I will be reviewing my favourite shows of each day, but for now join me next Friday for yet another addition of...

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