Thomas Tait is new to the fashion scene, but that doesn’t mean he’s not full of talent. The 28-year-old designer, who won the inaugural LVMH Young Fashion Designer Prize, caught everyone’s attention with a unique vision at his spring 2015 runway show during London Fashion Week.
Though the wares he showed weren’t among the most functional pieces to walk down the runway, Tait has plenty of ideas up his sleeve including commercial offerings and a flagship store. Still, the conceptual collection he showed for spring received much acclaim. “He concerns himself with pattern, construction and how something drapes. He goes beyond just design—he’s an execution person. He is more than just three-dimensional. He is five-dimensional,” Debi Greenberg of Louis Boston told Women’s Wear Daily.
Tait was acknowledged for his original, eye-catching designs, but even for the designer himself, thinking outside the box can only take him so far. At the crux of his collection is a desire to make women look and feel good: “With everything I do, I want it to look sophisticated, I also think [designing] always has to be done with consideration of the woman who is in the clothes. I can’t really live without that.” As he helps his business reach its full potential with his LVMH winnings, Tait has big plans in mind. There’s no doubt in our minds that this young designer is on to big things—and his way to becoming fashion’s next household name.