Tanya Taylor’s artful set designs are always especially considered. This season, her cheerful spring presentation, held at Spring Studios, featured smiling models standing atop boxes full of colorful sand, all of it fittingly festive. “I wanted the looks to feel super celebratory and easy. She’s 100 percent confident,” Taylor said of her girl this season. “She’s sort of peacocking.”
Earlier this summer, Taylor traveled everywhere from Capri to Cuba, where she hand-painted some of the collection’s vibrant florals. Gauzy linen and cotton voile tops and palazzo pants, splashy with color and a few featuring palm leaf cutouts, conveyed a relaxed boho vibe. Ditto the fluid bell-sleeve and shoulder-baring dresses decked out with ruffles and tassels.
“We’ve never played with texture this much before, and it’s a little more casual,” Taylor said, motioning to a frayed denim jacket embroidered with raffia and Swarovski crystal floral patterns. A white camisole embellished with dancing ladies crafted from sequins — worn over a floral peasant blouse with a front-button maxi skirt — captured the lineup’s easy, escapist mood.