A self-professed bookworm, Vancouver-born Steven Tai’s unique blend of intellect and irony presents a refreshingly new take on the woman who stands confidently apart from the mainstream.
With a BA in Fashion Design from London’s Central St Martins, Steven worked at top design houses including Viktor & Rolf and Stella McCartney before debuting his own label in 2012.
His quirky collection of innovative textiles combined with a celebration of the awkward caught the eye of Yohji Yamamoto, who awarded him the inaugural Chloe award at the 2012 Hyères Festival. Sponsored by Mercedes Benz, he went on to present this collection during Berlin Fashion Week where he received international recognition for his self-confident and endearing take on the nerd.
Since then, Steven Tai has continued to amass a strong following – making his mark at New York Fashion Week in September 2013, exhibiting at Vogue Italia’s ‘Vogue Talents’ exhibition in Milan and becoming the latest designer to join the prestigious Centre for Fashion Enterprise pioneer programme.