Thomas Tait

Thomas Tait’s fluidly tailored womenswear has won him the Fashion category for Designs of the Year 2015. The youngest ever graduate of Central Saint Martins’ MA Fashion, Tait has already attracted acclaim with nominations from the British Fashion Council for their Emerging Designer Award and NEWGEN sponsorship, as well as scooping the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize as early at 2010.

The Design Museum announced this week that the Designs of the Year judging panel, which includes UAL honorary fellow Anish Kapoor and associate lecturer Hilary Alexander, had chosen Thomas from a shortlist of eight contenders for the 2015 award. Thomas’s AW13/14 collection secured him the nomination, which saw the designer send sportwear-influenced designs down the runway. Vogue described the collection as: ” It’s utility, it’s uniform, austere and slick and quite the palette cleanser… it was agility futurist.”

The Designs of the Year exhibition has been extended, now running to 31 March at the Design Museum.

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