TANYA TAYLOR BRINGS HANDPAINTED PRINTS AND STATEMENT SILHOUETTES TO COLORADO.
Tanya Taylor, wearing a look from her brand’s pre-fall 2023 collection. PHOTO COURTESY OF TANYA TAYLOR
NEW YORK-BASED DESIGNER Tanya Taylor is known for incorporating color, texture and original handpainted prints in a size-inclusive collection (tanyataylor.com). She touched down in the Rocky Mountains this spring for shopping events at Perch Denver and Perch Vail, where you can find her looks through the fall. We asked Taylor for her take on our fashion scene.
During your visit, what did you learn about the Colorado shopper?
There’s a lot of versatility—we saw everything from solid denim skirts to gowns selling. Women in Denver and Vail have such active social lives. And there’s such a tight-knit community here. I loved seeing people’s close relationships with their local stylists and how friendships influence the way women shop. We saw friends shopping together and mother-daughter duos sharing a fitting room and playing around with fashion. There was such a spirit of excitement. It was contagious.
Any other impressions around fashion in the West?
Over the past year, I’ve traveled to Palm Beach, the Hamptons, Dallas, Denver and Vail to do pop-ups and trunk shows. It’s so meaningful to understand what works for one market versus another. In Colorado, fashion feels so fresh and effortless, and you can see it in the way the women move confidently in our product. As a designer, it’s so important for me to have that personal connection.
What piece in your collection will resonate with local fashionistas?
We’re known for our colorful prints and accents, but we’re also seeing customers here gravitate to the solid colors and neutrals. The Jackie dress is crafted in bubble matelessé with an elevated silhouette that will effortlessly transition from day to night.