New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) provided the scene for the Tanya Taylor spring 2013 collection. Presenting a collection perfect for those who love vintage 1950s fashion, the New York designer (formerly of Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen‘s Elizabeth and James), showcased a collection full of refined A-line dresses, pencil skirts and structured tops and pants in silk, merino wool, and lightweight knits colored in white, black lemon, tangerine coupled with floral prints, the line is perfect for the seasonal transition. Styled by Natasha Royt, each look was complimented by lady-like accoutrements including white gloves, wide-brimmed sun hats, scarves and sunglasses.
It’s that time of the year again.
Fashionphiles the world over are descending on the Big Apple for the Autumn/Winter edition of Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Officially beginning on February 9th and running through the 16th, New York Fashion Week is one of the must attend events on the fashion calendar. But shows and presentations start well before the lights go up on the catwalk for the first show on the 9th. Designers have been hosting preview events and full out showcases since February started.
Today, I began my super packed fashion week schedule at the Tanya Taylor presentation at Exit Art.
The late morning event brought to mind images of an English Tea Party (complete with waiters serving tea and crumpets) as invited guests milled around the seventeen models a top platforms in the center of the venue. As I strolled past each model attired in the modern classic pieces, I immediately thought of one of my favorite television characters, Gossip Girl’s Blair Waldorf. They very feminine cuts, even with the menswear inspired suits, would be the perfect addition to Miss Waldorf’s closet.
The collection, peppered with cashmeres, wools, sateen and tweeds were young and flirty but very work appropriate. Tanya Taylor also took into consideration the possibility of after work get-togethers with a few day-to-evening options.
Tanya Taylor is definitely a designer to add to your shopping list.