Rebecca Taylor Talks Breezy Autumn Denim
New Zealand-born designer Rebecca Taylor, who recently launched her new Parisian-influenced line La Vie, talks with Stuart Magazine about the collection, a lot of denim, and her inspirations.
“It’s been a long-term goal of mine to explore the more casual side of my design aesthetic,” Taylor says of La Vie. “Also, I feel it’s a natural extension of the brand. Denim is having a moment; it’s become quite relevant again, and I think more and more, women today are dressing in a more casual way.”
“I find inspiration all around me – in the books I read, movies I see, art, travelling, ballet, people in NYC. I find that there is never an absence of inspiration,” she says.
How does Taylor describe herself?
“[I’m] creative, hard-working and [have a] sense of humour.”
Taylor talks about some of her favourite pieces in the new line:
“When designing the denim, we wanted to create great denim pieces that felt femme cool and were very wearable. Every detail was considered – construction and fit is everything for denim. I absolutely love the high-waisted patched denim pant and the floral cotton ruffle blouse. The denim construction and wash is very unique. The floral print on the blouse is a quintessential Rebecca Taylor pattern and a must-have for the fall season.”
When Taylor is not at work she’s reading her Kindle “or spending time with my three children and my husband at my Shelter Island home.”
Original article by Melissa Puppo, Stuart Magazine, October 2016.