Saturday, 18 September 2010

Ones-To-Watch : Charlotte Taylor Catwalk Review


When Charlotte Taylor’s collection, Inspired by vintage robots, sail making, copper and rust, first popped out on the catwalk I was charmed by it’s playfulness. A sweet pair of girly high waisted shorts made from a delicious dusty green velvet shimmered somewhat in the light as the show opened. There were soft light cornflower blues, buttercup yellow and bands of poppy red, areas of fabric were cut away at the midriff leaving a cage detail wrapping around the form making simple silhouettes frivolous. The bold tones were contrasted with muted taupe and decorated with industrial T shape metal pendants, some dangling solo and other stacked to create a grid like shape, alluding to the theme of mechanical objects.

There were thick loop straps in each of the key colours stacked strategically on shoulders as Charlotte toyed with interesting necklines, slits and areas cut out like missing puzzle pieces. A personal favorite was what I can only describe as a Juicy yellow and taupe toy robot print playsuit and a pleated front dress in the same print but with the pattern broken down into panels at the back. When I later looked in my goody bag I found a little robot cookie matching the collection! 

Charlotte’s collection had an appealing innocence and zing about it, what an amazing London Fashion Week debut for this young designer! 


Words by Lara Angol 
images Christopher Dadey
Illustration by Vic Riches
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