Altuzarra SS14 at Industria!
Tayna Taylor tells us about her collection and her Fall favorites!
Photo by Paul Maffi
Your clothing has a very cool street vibe to them. A great mix of pattern, silhouette and all around cool. How do combine all these aspects into a collection without seeming unsure of your direction?
I think it is extremely important to have a focused and clear point of view with each collection. That being said, I love telling multiple stories each season that compliment one another. Sometimes being in NYC is inspiration enough to influence different concepts and as a big people watcher I love incorporating what I see into my thought process. I truly believe in following your instincts when designing- so that is always a guiding principle.
What can people expect to see from your collection this fashion week? And will you be showcasing your favorite look first, last or in the middle of the presentation?
People can expect to see a continued focus on confident, feminine pieces. Our direction of all things paint, inspired the textiles and accessories; this season is vivid and tactile, a veritable rainbow!
How would you chic-coach a modern New York woman to prepare herself for this Fall/Winter season?
Always be comfortable, it’s easier to be confident when you feel good in your own skin! Wear flats when you can, always have a phone charger and a your favorite lipstick handy.
Where would you say you gather most of your inspiration from?
I gather so much inspiration from travel and art. Each season is a culmination of my experiences and intuitions.
Is there a favorite item of clothing that you can’t wait to bring out your closet this winter?
Our pale pink fox fur coat from FW13!
Who/what first inspired your “passion for fashion” ? And is that person, place or thing still inspiring you today ?
My mother and grandmother first inspired my interest in fashion. They are absolutely still inspiring me today, I love seeing how different generations dress and interpret the collection.
Interview by Ashley sky Walker