Creative vs analytical. Calculated vs impulsive. Fluidity vs structure. Approaching every situation with the sense of duality that naturally exists within all of us will organically create the best result.
It was with this philosophy that designer Vicki Taylor approached taylor’s latest collection, Two Sides of the Square. To create every individual piece in this collection, she examined each design with two perspectives. The first, analytical, straight and calculated. The second, creative, staggered, organic and fluid.
Two Sides of the Square juxtaposes the soft against the structured, contrasting crushed lines and angles against smooth, clean surfaces. Scuba-style fabrications sit against crushed silks. Knife pleating peers out from underneath natural linens. Metallic knits are finished with a fluid Italian cupro.
The collection splits open traditional shapes and angles, filling the voids with soft fluidity. This contrast creates strong silhouettes, allowing the textural play to shine.
Sculptural shapes are created using a deep background of charocals and navys, and are highlighted with metallic silvers. As the season progresses these colour palettes evolve in to indigo, ivory and silver ice blues. Strong colour blocking is interdispersed throughout the collection, with all-red or all-white looks breaking up the deep palette. These colours sit against taylor’s signature flint, smoke and sands.
taylor is a leading New Zealand fashion brand that fosters individual creativity and experimentation, while ensuring garments are incredibly wearable. Elegant and fashionable, taylor pieces are superbly designed and manufactured in New Zealand with incredible skill and dedication.