Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Following Charlotte Taylor


'This picture provided me with my vision for my new collection. My new label. My new life.' Charlotte Taylor on launching her label

During London Fashion week last February Rowena Rosiepop and myself met Charlotte Taylor at Vauxhall Fashion Scout. Her work was lovely and has really stuck with me over the past months. Made me chuckle slightly. A delightfully quirky element of humour. Penguins. Waddling. Old ladies. Waddling. Colour. Proper colour. Slightly muted. English landscapy. Seasidy in a bleak way (god I adore bleak. Am sure I've mentioned that before...). The work appealed to my own sense of aesthetic. The colours are those that exist in my life. It kind of struck a chord. Deep down. On a base level somewhere. Maybe it reminded me a bit of visiting home? 

Charlotte Taylor keeps a very thorough (and excellent) blog. I've followed her progress since since that February morning (am obsessively fascinated with the creative process... spend hours scrutinizing my own... nurturing it in my students... idling over quick sketches and any jotty notebooks belonging to creative type folks...). And the blog provides a beautiful insight into Charlotte's creative process. I can see the starting point, the initial photographs she was inspired by, the journey, and that makes all the difference. For me the work has its story...


Charlotte was lovely too. She was down to earth. Wanted to talk. To explain. To me she brings a really honest approach to the fashion industry. And the really fantastic thing is that people are buying her work. Proper people. People who make discerning fashion desicions. And everytime I read about the Charlotte Taylor label, or stumble across an article (which is frequently) I have a little smile...


 It was the launch of her label and I really, really hope it continues to go well.




Ps.Just realised why it works. I think. Integrity. So often missing.... For me the entire creative process of Charlotte Taylor has integrity.


PPs.Oooh almost forgot to mention the robots.....

All images are attributed to http://charlotte-taylor.blogspot.com/

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