Toronto Fashion Week: Tanya Taylor Fall 2013
"The entire collection is produced in New York, the knitwear included," shared Tanya Taylor following her 29-look runway presentation at The ShOws in Toronto. "[We] use an old German factory in the garment district in New York—one of the last. They use the oldest knitting machines [in the city] and it's a great source of inspiration. We can see swatches from the '30s and the use of interesting techniques for the development of our knitwear," Taylor explained during a brief Q&A with Dr. Alexandra Palmer, textiles curator at the Royal Ontario Museum.
Inspired by artist Jean-Pierre Raynaud, best known for his ceramic work, Taylor took the sharp geometry and paired the strict structure with soft pastels, medallion prints in all scales and pieced-together knitwear. "We create a lot of the fabrics (in Italy), and a lot of these looks are [based on] prints that I drew and then printed on knits that we found. It's all customized…based on my initial ideas."
Hits of orange on collars and jumpers, car coats aplenty, bead work that dazzles, and motos we want/need/gotta have. Shop Tanya Taylor's upcoming Fall 2013 collection at select Holt Renfrew locations across Canada.