felix chabluk smith Edinburgh College of Art
What better endorsement for a menswear award than from designer-of-the-moment Patrick Grant of E Tautz? He singled out Felix Chabluk Smith for his “clever use of historic patterns, rewritten with a romantic narrative and a modern execution and excellent construction”.
Displaying masterful tailoring skills and silhouettes, Chabluk Smith opted for looser shapes in jackets, trousers and shorts. A slimmer silhouette was seen on some jackets, and cropped versions featured. Dark panels on elbows, sleeves and the backs of jackets were a trademark of this collection, composed of a muted palette of greys and black.