"I like to get things done with," Tanya Taylor told us during her Fall 2013 presentation at the Museum of Modern Art on Wednesday evening, one of the earliest slots on this season's schedule. "I like to be ready and then kind of sit back and watch everyone else's shows."
Taylor's show — her third — preserved the '60s bent that we've seen from her in past efforts, this time filtered through the lens of artist Jean Pierre Raynaud. "He used a lot of grids. He was an architect and a horticulturalist to begin with," she said — which explains her use of plaid and floral prints. But there wasn't anything frilly here: a check coat couldn't prevent the black leather dress underneath it from looking tough, and the pointy metal cap-toes on some of Taylor's pumps could have looked a little lethal if they hadn't been paired with straight-legged orange trousers or little black socks.
Now that her own presentation is over, the designer plans to go to Alexander Wang and Honor ("Friends' shows," she said), and after Fashion Week there's the small matter of her April wedding in Barbados to attend to.
"I'm going on my bachelorette party," she said. "Big bachelorette party with 13 of my girlfriends next Friday, so that's a good way to unwind." The wedding itself will be in Barbados, and Taylor has known what she's going to wear for some time. "The dress is Elie Saab Haute Couture from the Fall collection that he's designing for me. I'm very excited."
Who wouldn't be? A look at Taylor's Fall 2013 wares here in the gallery.