Charlotte Tait’s graduate collection was informed by her experience of her grandmother’s dementia, where every-day tasks from like getting dressed or going for walk are fraught with difficulty. Taking a day in her grandmother’s life she explores the sense of freedom this might paradoxically bring: deconstructing, simplifying garments and accepting a different way of wearing your clothes. The title, Aster Planetes, means ‘a wandering star’.
Her diffusion line is a vibrant cycling sportswear collection: a memory of time – light-hearted summer days as captured in a typical British photo album.
Tait’s speciality is in pattern cutting and design and her skills range from technical garment construction and hand finishing/sampling to communication skills in mood/story board creations, research, fabric sourcing, and product design development and illustration.
She worked in Knitwear and Jersey at French Connection in London during her placement year.