Thomas Tait

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Photography Iona Wolff

Published September 22, 2014

Thomas Tait, who won the LVMH Young Designer prize earlier this year, has a way with color. He named the French artist Georges Rousse as the touchstone for his spring collection, and Rousse’s practice—in which he paints geometric forms in abandoned spaces and photographs them—was echoed in the structure and color pairings in Tait’s designs. His first look—a slinky, navy tunic layered over tights printed with gold shapes reminiscent of Matisse cut outs—preceded oversized sheer dresses with colorblocked grids in citron, pumpkin, and aqua, and a knockout, tailored asymmetrical blazer with a pleated insert in tangerine leather. Many of Tait’s previous collections have protected or shrouded the body, but here there was plenty of skin: translucent striped fabrics underlined the form beneath them and slippery silk gowns in combos like red and ice pink cut high and low, exposing the legs and décolleté.

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