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By Susan Gluck

Photo courtesy NARS

NARS suffused models with a beautiful, moody glow for Tanya Taylor’s recent show. Lead stylist Uzo played their eyes up with a “modern, graphic edge” lined with jet black Via Veneto Larger Than Life® Eyeliner and Black Moon Eyeliner Pencil. A neat and “unexpected break” in the middle of the lower lash line was accentuated with Nepal Eyeshadow, Phoebe Dual-Intensity Eyeshadow (on sale summer 2014), and Larger Than Life® Lengthening Mascara. Taylor said the look is slightly girly girl, unexpected, quirky and clean.

Photo courtesy NARS

Taylor’s AW2014 fashion show highlighted garments that stand up and out in terms of structure, color and genuine “good looks” appeal. Stripes struck boldly across coats. Free-form dabs punctuated dresses. Also at play were pops of hot orange and acid yellow, crisp sheers, and the occasional shimmery silver.

The designer constantly finds inspiration from travel, art and media. A Dutch artist and student she discovered on Instagram played a role in the making of a new fabric used in the show. Tanya said “I was drawn to her retro, feminine style and reached out to have her draw a girl with a camera. We weren’t entirely sure how the illustration would sneak its way into the collection but we ended up developing a custom silver lurex jacquard with a London based mill…” It so happens that the mill hires Central Saint Martins students, which is where Tanya first studied fashion. She loves helping students develop their talent.

Tanya is destined to inspire thousands of designers with her very wearable creations. You can find her collection at Saks Fifth Avenue and Moda Operandi in NYC, Satine in Los Angeles, and Les Nouvelles online, as well as many other fine boutiques and on Tanya’s own website.

*Runway photos by Susan Gluck

Originally published February 2014
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