In the ever-expanding realm of new designers, there are those who grow at a slow and steady, methodical pace and then there are those who shoot up like a weed. Tanya Taylor is one of the latter. The impressive turnout at her MoMA presentation, and the clothes themselves, confirmed that the up-and-comer is a quick study, one who's figured out the success equation in just three seasons.

Inspired by mid-century French artist Jean-Pierre Raynaud's modular ceramic-tile installations, Taylor balanced graphic pieces, like a boxy wool topcoat featuring a windowpane check, with pops of color and retro medallion prints. She introduced fur for the first time, in the form of a playful powder-pink topper, and generally expanded her work with specialty fabrics, including a metallic raffia jacquard used on a biker jacket that the designer said gave off a "Sharon Stone-in-Casino vibe." Leather was prevalent throughout; in addition to the white collared dickeys worn with each look, Taylor created a matching leather T-shirt-and-trousers set in safety orange and a bomber jacket that subtly channeled a sort of seventies athleticism. Describing her girl this season, Taylor said, "Her hair is loose and slightly messy, but her approach to life is extremely orderly." Seems Taylor has things in order, too.