In the five seasons since his graduation from Central Saint Martins, Thomas Tait has become the a much buzzed-about London designer. His aesthetic transposes effortlessly onto sportswear inflected collections and more formal tailoring and construction. His collections are invariably exercises in the cognitive consideration of proportion, cut, form and texture, and offer a fully realised, probed and tested product of his inspiration points and references.
BoF first got to know the precise, sculptural and unmistakably modern hand of Thomas Tait when he was still a student at London’s Central St Martins College of Art & Design. At 21, he was the youngest ever graduate from the school’s esteemed MA Fashion programme.
Tait is also a designer who thinks about the entire creative direction of his shows from end-to-end, including lighting, sound, staging and venue, and of course the collection itself. Manalo Blahnik, just one of Tait’s legions of industry supporters told BoF, “Thomas has such potential. The couture of it, the lines – his work is exceptional and wonderful.”
Tait told BoF in 2010 “I’m not into this whole world of fast fashion. I don’t want an insane turnover, to make a fast buck or to become yet another celebrity fashion designer.” With regards to the latter he may not have a choice.