Tanya Taylor’s presentation at SoHo’s Swiss Institute transported guests into the woods, with an installation of branches setting the mood for her lineup’s mystical, feminine vibe. In rich tones of blue and rust with bursts of fuchsia, Taylor hand-painted her languid silk, lace and velvet looks with leafy botanical and floral prints, some adorned with Swarovski crystal brooches. Even tough-girl leather separates were treated to colorful floral patterns, with printed gloves and tights tying the looks together beautifully.
Taylor’s outerwear — which ranged from a hot pink wool coat with a silver-tipped fox fur collar to a velvet bomber with sequined flower embroidery blooming over the shoulders — felt considered and luxurious. She motioned to a pair of ruffled gowns that poured onto the floor in a sheer chiffon floral pattern. “I wanted it to feel as though the prints were growing on the girls, for everything to feel that there were no boundaries,” she said.