taylor presents its new autumn/winter 2015 collection, Collision. This collection draws inspiration from the entirely different shaped forms of noughts and crosses on a tic-tac-toe board and the way they interact; creating linear collisions.
Collision adapts the linear contrasts used in previous seasons and realigns them to focus on the interaction between two like objects that work either in parallel or come from opposing planes and collide. The collection focuses on redefining the classic winter silhouette by cocooning the body in warm wools, knits and beautifully draped silks.
Designer Vicki Taylor was also inspired by the linear parallel lines and geographic markings on topographical maps that mould across contours and give shape and dimension to flat planes.
“I was also interested in the opposing ways a blonde and a brunette approach their wardrobe. They start at different points but often there are pieces that work on both women, yet they often want to achieve different outcomes,” she says.
Translating these opposing sides of the collection, the campaign features two of New Zealand’s most well-known faces, models Kelvin and Ella.
With a dark and moody feel, the Collision collection introduces dark stormy blues and inky navys to taylor’s colour palette. These tones are highlighted and juxtaposed against the shades of white and cream. As the season progresses the colour palette deepens, replacing soft cream and dust colourways with rosewood and icebox blue, and finally these colours merge into dark tones of deep merlot, ink and charcoal grey.
Collision arrives in store from the end of February 2015, with a capsule preview collection available from the end of January.