Thomas Tait re-worked the classics with his autumn wnter 12 collection...
He’s already caught London’s attention but the international editors and buyers sitting front row said it all. Today's collection will propel him on to a global path of recognition.
The look here was a mix of sporty, industrial-infused tailoring and super sleek minimalism. With a palette of teal, ochre, black and forest green, Tait took on the classics in his typically cool way. Everything from the white shirt and peacoat to the leather trousers and denim jacket had been given his magic, unique touch with the help of luxed-up details and sophisticated fabrics.
Pieces were ultimately simple but exceptionally executed. Velvet polo necks in forest green were given a ribbed leather effect neck, denim jackets with leather lapels, and over coats and leather trousers cut to perfection. London’s new favourite accessory, the leather bicycle cap also made an appearance, as did workmen style leather gloves adding a modern, youthful edge to the classics.
The statement coats with polished simplicity, the smell of the grass catwalk, and the Inspector Gadget theme tune – this had it all.