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. 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.
Born in Montreal, Canada, Thomas completed a three-year technical diploma at Collège LaSalle in July 2008 and then enrolled in the women’s wear MA programme at London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. He graduated in February 2010. At 22, Thomas was the youngest student ever to complete Saint Martins’ women’s wear MA.
Following his spring/summer 2011 London Fashion Week show, staged at Wilkinson Gallery in September 2010, a distinguished panel of judges, including Manolo Blahnik and the Right Hon. Daphne Guinness, bestowed to Thomas the inaugural Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize. Additionally, Thomas has received sponsorship from London’s Centre for Fashion Enterprise as well as the British Fashion Council’s New Generation (NEWGEN) scheme. A private view of his spring/summer 2013 collection was staged at the Zaha Hadid Design Gallery.
In May 2014, Thomas won the inaugural LVMH Young Designer Prize