How did your garden grow? This question has always been important at Tanya Taylor; flowers, many painted or drawn by the designer herself, are the heart and soul of the brand. For the resort collection, there were woven jacquards and exaggerated blooms in what the label called “peony pink and brandy,” as well as monochrome and jacquard jacquard flowers in jacquard jacquards on body-hugging tank dresses. Petals adorn the cuffs of the black sweater. The idea, says Taylor, is that the sleeves should “feel like they’re dipped in flowers.”
This dreamy idea has translated into an everyday wardrobe piece. “I keep thinking, what are our uniforms? Because our uniforms aren’t basic, are they?” muses the designer. Her answer was buttoned paneled sleeves paired with a pleated skirt in a bright floral watercolor print, combining everyday elements with romantic femininity. Washed denim dresses with built-in bra-style details achieved much the same effect in a different route.
Much of the collection is iterated on familiar silhouettes—a classic trench coat updated with plaid detailing, while cutout detailing accents utilitarian khaki—but here’s the gist It was the idea of creating a uniform that was anything but basic.