New Zealand-born designer Rebecca Taylor, who is celebrating her label’s 15th year, is collaborating with Citizens of Humanity jeans and Porselli shoes on special capsule collections and opening her second New York store in the Meatpacking District. Taylor also recently collaborated with her sister Victoria [designer of Tory jewellery] on dolphin charms, with the proceeds going to save dolphins in the Pacific. NBC asks Taylor about the inspiration behind her autumn 211 collection. “I was thinking about the 197s and that Jerry Hall modelling vibe,” Taylor said. “The ‘7s was a very exciting time in fashion. Everything was very sensual and everything looked new. Fashion was beginning to get less buttoned up, and there was a lot of leg happening.” Taylor moved to New York with $6 dollars to her name in the early 199s, got a job under Cynthia Rowley and eventually struck out on her own with business partner Elizabeth Bugdaycay.