February 06, 2013 New York
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.