This interview session was at first, a bit on the hectic side, due to being interrupted mid interview; but all went well in the end. Luckily, the soundbites came out great and the photo session was a nice touch. To read my first and second designer interview, click here and here.
I would like to thank Carrie and Melissa for the interview opportunity! Thanks to Rebecca for being sweet and patient. I had a nice time meeting Stylist Joyce and Joel from WDIW. To learn more about Rebecca Taylor, click here.
Tell us about your inspiration behind your latest collection, spring 2014.
How is it different from your past inspirations? Who or what inspire you?
The inspiration for the spring 2014 come from many different areas; It's not like a crystallized moment of just one thing.
I have very inspiration in my life: My children, David Bowie, many influential and great women; whether it be women in the office or the girls I work with; They all inspired me everyday. For the show, I saw a movie last summer about during the time of World War 1. It was about Renward. A very nasty time in world history and the message he was saying that it was so much ugly in the world, he wanted to create something beautiful. So, that is what I thought -- we should do.
Lace is such a huge trend. I love the runway lace shift dress, which is sold out in Neiman Marcus (Tysons Galleria)
Yes, Everywhere! I did not see that coming (laughs) I have always loved lace to be honest.
Lace is just one of those things we always have in our stores and it always sells. It's sexy, feminine and cool.
You can dress lace up for Day and Night.
Exactly! I think the way we do lace--It feels modern.
Your favorite look from the spring 2014 collection and why.
My favorite piece is this jacket (points to customer) and I am little concerned that I am going to miss out on that jacket.
Who's your dream clientele?
I really think anybody who wears our clothes will be our dream clientele.
Run for your life. (long pause) No, I think that you realized that the fashion industry--we were talking about this earlier-It's a vacation. You do it because you love it! You wouldn't call it an easy life, but I think if you love it, then you should definitely follow your dreams.
Describe your design aesthetic in three words.
Modern, feminine, refined.
The 70s. My mom had an amazing high boots and beautiful hair: Hippie, 70s indie clothes--I'm obsessed with that you can't buy anymore.
What was your favorite moment from creating the spring 2014 collection?
The favorite moment? When the show was over (laughs) And we all were drinking champagne.
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Images by Zaid Hamid.