January 20, 2014 Paris
At least that's how Tait saw it. What seemed more immediately obvious was the designer's original, tentative frame of mind, manifest in a bulky shapelessness that felt like it was waiting for definition. Maybe that will come with the Fall collection. But the aerodynamism that has characterized Tait's work in the past was boxed off, literally in the case of the big pleats that created a half skirt/half pant hybrid. What worked best were Tait's new mutations of fan faves, the oversize biker (unstiffened a little, with a new collar) and the white shirt (deeper collar, shaped sleeve).