February 16, 2013 London
One of his best ideas here was to make the trousers in a semitransparent nylon and show them over color-blocked leggings; that look will get a lot of editorial play, but it's also likely to diffuse and make its way into women's day-to-day wardrobes. Elsewhere, Tait had some standout looks in his quilted pieces, puffer jackets, sweatshirts, and coats with quilted ribs so thick they seemed likely to withstand bullets or a high-impact crash. And that was the intent, of course. All in all, this collection confirmed the impression made by Tait's show last season, that this indisputably talented designer had found his voice and his métier. The Tait woman, it seems, is living life on the edge—and to suit her, he's designing clothes high on adrenaline.