A native of Canada and a graduate of Central Saint Martins, Tai’s Elle-sponsored show was one of Berlin’s most daring. Having just won the inaugural Hyères design prize, Tai, with a raw, deconstructed collection inspired by bookworms, is making it clear that he’s one to watch. Clutching books and wearing specs, models hit the catwalk in structured, Humpty Dumpty-style trousers, layers upon layers of unfinished fabric trailing down the edge of a blouse, and thick, quilted jackets in dreamy tones of butter yellow and cream. But, perhaps nothing sums up Tai’s minimalist-meets-visionary aesthetic better than his white dress adorned with 795 gold fountain-pen tips mounted on tiny motors, which he layered over a simple, white blouse and gray trousers.
Photo: Via Berlin Fashion Week
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