NYFW Spring 2017: Tanya Taylor

A fashion whiz kid debuts a new twist on a beloved theme

By the LifeMinute Team

September 9, 2016

Designer Tanya Taylor has accomplished more than most 30 year-olds by a long shot. The Toronto native attended Parsons, interned at Elizabeth and James, then launched her namesake label in 2012. In the few years since she has managed to become a staple in Michelle Obama's wardrobe, with stockings including Bergdorf Goodman, Saks and Nordstrom. Well-known for her use of vivid colors, hand painted prints and feminine shapes, this talented designer has made her mark, with much more to come. This season she played on her established theme, adding an ease to the look and feel of the collection's clothes, hair, and makeup.

Story Telling

"It's very celebratory," she says. "I feel like there's a looseness and an effortlessness to the collection. It's very colorful." As for her muse? "She's almost kind of traveling, she's collecting things. It's a little more layered. A lot of ruffles, tassels, fringe."

Beauty Unleashed

" I wanted the nails to feel like little pops of color, kind of abstract art in themselves. Hair and makeup are super easy and loose. So for hair we did these twists and then we drew them out so they got rougher textures. And then makeup we created dewiness on the cheekbones and a soft palette with a bit of copper on the eyes."


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