Martin Grant X BHV-Marais : an exclusive collaboration for Colours Australia
For the Colours Australia operation at BHV Marais, Australian designer Martin Grant has created an exclusive tote bag and clutch featuring Australian symbols that are little known to the French audience: wattle, the national floral emblem of Australia; a redback spider, one of the country’s most dangerous spiders; and a fly, omnipresent in the Australian Outback.
Each of these elements, specifically chosen by the designer to represent his homeland, form a unique pattern embroidered on two pieces of raw denim with Martin Grant’s signature elegance and finesse.
The Melbourne-born fashion genius, who began his career at the age of 16, moved to Paris in 1992 and quickly stood out for the pure lines of his silhouettes, simultaneously simple and spectacular. Grant’s work reflects his refined understanding of structure and volume. Each garment is constructed in such a way as to maintain a direct relationship to the body as a sculptural form.
Naomi Campbell, Cate Blanchett, Juliette Binoche, Emmanuelle Devos, Tilda Swinton, Blake Lively, Emma Stone, Megan Markle and Queen Rania of Jordan have all called upon his talent. He also collaborated with major luxury brands like Barney’s Private Label for Barneys New York, of which he was the artistic director for 10 years. Grant also created capsule collections for Moncler and recently designed an exclusive line of new uniforms for Qantas, Australia’s national airline.
He has shared this refinement and exquisite sense of detail with the BHV and the Australian Embassy through developing two unique pieces now on sale at the famous Parisian department store located in the heart of the Marais.
No one could better capture and represent Australia to the French public than the one described as the most Parisian of Australians or the most Australian of Parisians, the choice is yours…
(c) Martin Grant