Mulberry will return, too, and Charlotte Olympia is making its runway debut.
For the first time, a single designer took home the night's two top honors.
See the full list of winners right this way.
London will celebrate its version of the CFDA Awards in a ceremony on Nov. 23.
Already one of the most critically acclaimed young designers in London, Thomas Tait is only getting better with age.
"I don't sleep and I can't afford dinner," says London-based Thomas Tait, here in Singapore for Asia Fashion Exchange. Three hundred thousand Euros from LVMH could probably help with that.
See who made the cut. And who didn't.
We caught up with Yasmin Sewell to find out about her new skater-themed pop-up shop in London's Shoreditch, fittingly called Beach in the East, which counts Thomas Tait and Sophia Webster as contributors.
What's the buzz from across the pond? On the second day of London Fashion Week, those designers who got everyone talking went their own very eccentric way--whether that be upcycling at Christopher Raeburn, haute frayed denim at Marques’Almeida, wacky knits at Sister by Sibling, or racing sophistication at Thomas Tait.
The day after PPR announced Balenciaga's split with the brand's creative director of 15 years, Nicolas Ghesquière, there are of course already rumors circulating about who might replace him.
London is the shortest fashion "week" of the month (it's only five days long) but it manages to pack in a ton of shows in that time. And we were at most of them! London's fashion is really unique--from heritage brands to the buzzy up-and-comers, we've chosen our 10 favorite collections from the London shows. Click through to see our picks (in no particular order) and tell us if you agree!
Before I left for my first ever London fashion week I asked Susie Lau for her list of designers to watch. Canadian-born, Central Saint Martins alum Thomas Tait was at the top of the list. And after seeing his spring show, set at an outdoor graffiti covered skate park by the Thames, I can see why.
Each year, the Dorchester Collection--owner of such well-known hotels as London's the Dorchester, the New York Palace (former residency of Chuck Bass) and the Beverley Hills Hotel--awards an endowment to an up and coming designers of ready-to-wear or luxury clothing and/or accessories. Called the Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize, any U.S. based designer who has consistently operated their brand for two years may apply. (Last year the prize went to British designer Thomas Tait.) The winner will receive $40,000 to help further establish their line and also have the chance to display their collection during Paris Fashion Week in 2012 at Hôtel Plaza Athénée.
LONDON--There’s something furtive-feeling about taking public transportation to the Dorchester. The storied Park Lane hotel is more a chauffeur kind of place, you see. But last night, a clutch of East London’s hardest-working young designers looked wide-eyed and happy to have made it there any way they could, as they sipped Laurent Perrier and hobnobbed with Daphne Guinness to celebrate their status as finalists in the first-ever Dorchester Collection Fashion Prize. Guests of honor included Louise Goldin, Mary Katrantzou, Chau Har Lee, Hermione de Paula and Thomas Tait. It was the judging panel, though, that really brought the star power: there was Guinness, resplendent in a floor-length sequin gown and a cream lace headpiece that she drew across her face like a veil; Yasmin Le Bon in a flippy little Alaia dress; Manolo Blahnik looking natty and correct in a grey suit and evergreen velvet slippers with swimming-pool-aqua bows; and milliner Stephen Jones, wearing a three-piece suit and green cap (dream client: Michelle Obama, because, “she’s not really a hat person”).