Tom Scott - 2007
Specializing in knitwear design, Tom Scott emphasizes architectural constructions, distorted forms and the fusion between garment and accessory. His collections have been featured at cutting-edge retailers in Chicago, Los Angeles and New York, including Barneys. Scott's designs were showcased at the 2006 National Design Triennial at the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum in New York, as well as Boston's Institute of Contemporary Art and Houston's Contemporary Art Museum.
Following his Ecco Domani Fashion Foundation win, Scott was named a finalist for the 2008 International Woolmark Prize, resulting in an exhibition of his work at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.
Notes from the Runway: New York Fashion Week, February 2007
New York's Drive-In Studios offered an airy backdrop to Tom Scott's decidedly conceptual collection at Fall Fashion Week. The designs featured clever reverse cardigans, ample alpaca and ecological wool sweaters, cashmere jersey tops, oversized pants and sleek leggings. Scott even incorporated his family's tartan pattern into some of the garments, hand-wrought from vintage knitting needles.
Scott's asymmetrical shapes and detached ribbing turned conventional wisdom about knits askew, creating a unique, wearable collection.