Vivid hand-painted prints are essential to Tanya Taylor’s design process but lately she’s been expanding into more textural surface treatments, such as embroidery and crystal embellishments, as well as knits. For her vibrant, cheery pre-fall collection she channeled her exuberant color into bird embroideries on voluminous summer dresses, an embroidered leather dress and striped knit tanks layered over embroidered men’s shirts. “We did a lot of layering men’s shirts and dresses,” Taylor said. “I’ve been wearing it a lot and it’s so easy to separate the pieces.” Speaking of separates, pants are a big part of her business. Here, a wide-leg Army green style, slashed up the leg with embroidered trim offered a slightly masculine counterpoint to all of her feminine blouses.