Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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London: Thomas Tait is one of the few young designers who seems truly fascinated with modernism, turning out trim, tailored collections pushing the envelope through silhouette and construction. Nearly abandoning his signature black, Tait brought pale pink, white and mint onto his Spring runway, using these tones to add a space-age futurism to Balenciaga cocoon coats and dresses, cropped leather motorcycle jackets and body-conscious sheaths. Graphic sunglasses from Cutler and Gross and puffy, almost orthopedic sneakers kept the collection from severity, while relaxed, ribbed trousers and an updated take on tennis whites provided casual, everyday options. Tackling minimalism while moving it forward, Tait takes London away from trendy excess and onto a more pared-down path.—Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Fitted / Cocoon / Slim / Tailored
Color: White / Black / Baby pink / Mint green
Key Items: Egg-shape coats / Sleeveless coats / Ribbed trousers / Stiff collar button downs / Motorcycle jackets / Boxy t-shirts / Elastic band shorts / Body-conscious dresses / Long sleeve sweaters
Materials: Stretch jersey / Foil / Cotton / Leather / Satin / Mesh
Details + Trim: Ribbing / Pleating / Elastic bands / Racerback / Draping / Halterneck
Accessories + Footwear: Round sunglasses / Monochrome sneakers / Ankle strap stilettos / Ankle socks
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