Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Thomas Tait: on structure and fluidity

All eyes are on Canadian-born young talent Thomas Tait
since he won the first LVMH Prize: with a three-year
technical degree in womenswear from Collège LaSalle
in his hometown Montreal, Thomas then enrolled in
women's wear at London's Central Saint Martins 
graduating in 2010 as the youngest student ever to 
complete CSM's womenswear MA making his runway 
debut at London fashion week as part of the 
College's 2010 graduate show.

”Thomas Tait's ready-to-wear demonstrates a unique
combination of structure and fluidity, lending a clear
aesthetic to the garments and footwear he conceives
for his eponymous women's wear label” LFW's website
states adding that ”Thomas rose swiftly to prominence
in London and important critics immediately championed
him because of the directional refinement and considered
detail that is integral to his designs.”

Tait showcased his RTW s/s 2014 essential collection
last year on the last day of London fashion week skillfully
blending evening and sportswear: the basic palette made
of ivory white, neutrals and warm gray with pops of bright
yellow, aquamarine and salmon pink highlights the purity
of lines and shapes through feminine sporty outfits paired
with lightweight elegant dresses and trapezoidal, a bit
see-through blouses with lots of interesting details such
as track suit hoodies reworked as collars, oversized cuffs,
swish drapings and feathered hemlines. So it's small
wonder that Thomas Tait has been recently chosen as
the first winner of the lucrative LVMH Prize 2014 for the
'Young Fashion Designer of the Year' by eight of the
French luxury conglomerate's creative directors, who,
due to the competition's extraordinarily high level,
decided to award two special prizes, 
but that's another story.

> all images © by London fashion week's website <

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