Thomas Tait Presentation, Pitti Uomo

Thomas Tait is a London-based designer who took home the inaugural LVMH Prize for 2015.

Last month he added another laurel to his crown, debuting a conceptual presentation as Pitti’s special guest womenswear designer.

There was something moving about Tait’s Pitti presentation, installed in a ballroom in Florence’s Boboli Garden. The setup was rather spartan: There were eight stations, seven of which featured pairs of accessories or garments, e.g., two coats, two clutch bags, two light-up earrings.

The collection of items exhibited seemed to be in dialogue with each other and this was something that was further emphasised by the addition – at the eighth station – of a video playing in which Tait himself conducted dialogues with three of his key brand ambassadors: critic Cathy Horyn, stylist Beth Fenton and architect Mehrnoosh Khadivi.

Thomas Tait’s Autumn Winter 2015 collection will be exclusive to 4.

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