Thursday was a big day for Tanya Taylor. Her Spring 2014 show marked the first time her clothes have been seen coming down a runway. After seasons of hosting presentations where models stood still while editors and buyers looked at her designs, Taylor decided this collection needed to be seen in motion.
"I think it was a lot to do with the fabrics we have this season," she told us backstage after her runway debut. "A lot of them just work better when they move, and I really wanted people to see things like the organza, and a lot of the knits that we have."
But there are other materials that look great in motion, too, like a white floral mesh that Taylor cut into everything from a strapless dress to a boxy t-shirt and even a ladylike car coat. And embellishments like shiny paillettes and beads really caught the light when models brought them down the runway.
Taylor took her starting point from Swiss artist Caro Niederer after seeing her work on display last Fall. The inspiration came through with some of the striped garments, but the hand-painted leather pieces that closed the show literally had the inspiration applied to them. Herein, a look at some of our favorite pieces from Taylor's first runway show.