I’m enamored with Central St. Martins grad Charlotte Taylor’s debut fall 10 collection. Inspired in part by grannies & penguins, the collection is fun & visibly well crafted. In tow with a wealth of diverse knowledge she acquired while working at Luella, Charlotte immersed herself in every aspect of producing a collection from beginning to end. In Oct. 09 she stared a blog that could best be described as “the emerging designers how-to-handbook for startup” chronicling her intense journey in detail with each post giving a firsthand view of the process she continues to endure.
Taylor executed replicating the penguin’s shape in some of her silhouettes superbly. And the bright yellow & blue penguin head scarf is surely going to be a hit amongst fashionistas. There is just the right amount of cohesiveness but still a generous variation to choose from. She’s essentially created a line that is a mix of timeless shapes with her unique infusions of modernity. Another brilliant approach for Taylors emerging line, is the fact that she took into account making the price-points accessible to everyone. There’s no doubt that Ms. Taylor is a well-rounded talent that will continue to successfully progress in the industry. Please visit Charlotte’s blog as she continues to chronicle her on going journey as an emerging designer, even after her debut at London Fashion Week!