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28 May 2014
As winter settles upon us it’s time to embrace our most fashionably inventive season. Taylor Boutique on Customhouse Quay has endless answers to your winter fashion equation with the most simple being layer and repeat. Sumptuous merino wool, whisper-soft silks, rugged coats and a delicious selection of quality leather accessories all make a play for a stand out winter season.
If you’re heading to the capital for Queen’s Birthday weekend be sure to check out Taylor’s twice-a-year workroom clearance sale with samples, seconds and end of lines, located at Old Bank, 98 Customhouse Quay.
To top it off I had a quick chat with Vicki Taylor from Taylor’s and got the lowdown on the fashion front and what makes an outfit interesting.
Q1 : In a few words describe your latest Winter 2014 collection.
Our winter 2014 collection, Fragment, is all about textural combinations and working with different black colourways. We’ve included a lot of dark tones to go with black such as currants and deep navy that can be muddled in with black and taupe. The idea behind Fragment was to divide our garments into smaller panels. Essentially Taylor collections are always about fragmentation – we create garments that are deconstructed and reconstructed again, that can be transformed and worn several different ways.
Q2 : Who are your favourite designers and or most influential designers?
I tend to look overseas to designers such as Ann Demeulemeester and Rick Owens, although recently I have also been liking the subtlety of Rochas. I like European designers and I love to look at smaller labels that are doing new and innovative things.
Q3: When designing, what inspires you?
Inspiration can come from anywhere. I was recently inspired by an editorial shoot in a late ‘90s Vogue magazine. I can be inspired by the buttons on a waiter’s shirt or the light falling through the trees. Fabric definitely inspires me, I design around the fabrics I’m working with. The most important thing is that I’m in the right frame of mind – I have to be in a quiet space to be inspired.
Q5: Describe your personal style
I love an oversized crisp white men’s shirt with black pants and boots. I believe in putting three things in an outfit – say a singlet hanging low under a shirt with a pair of pants. Three items adds enough detail to make an outfit interesting.