Claude Grant’s inspirations are wide and varied. However, the designer feels that each collection he has done up to date has been “a direct progression from the previous one and some vague notion of what American sportswear means to [him].” For the latest collection, Grant “was inspired by both classic athletic wear as well as formal attire.” Exploring the middle ground between the two styles, Grant recognized that this was not a new concept, but enjoyed the opportunity to do things his way and offer his own distinct vision.
The result is a modern sense of American menswear that exudes a cool refinement. Grant offers stylized comfort with a luxurious array of curved hemlines, kimono styled sleeves, mock turtle necks, denim trousers, velvet, and relaxed blazers. Grant may explore a novel concept, but what he offers is a refreshing perspective. Effortlessly, Grant breaks with traditional American menswear by introducing new proportions and silhouettes. However, at the same time, he manages to maintain an understated, yet endearing collection without pretense.