This work of art is inspired by the beauty of nostalgia. The artist asked 50 of her closest friends and family to describe a motif, flower or symbol that represents happiness in their lives during childhood, adolescence and adulthood. She then painted each of these onto the brain to embody the distinct and individualized power of memory in our lives.
New York-based designer Tanya Taylor seeks to challenge women to confidently add colour and print to their lives.
Her fashions embody an artful pursuit of individuality and optimism. Each collection is focused on simple feminine shapes enhanced with saturated uses of colour and prints that express ingenuity and hope.
Raised in Toronto, Taylor grew up surrounded by three generations of fiercely ambitious women whose creative approach to fashion inspired her from an early age. After graduating from studies in finance at McGill University, Taylor enrolled in a summer fashion course at Central Saint Martins and continued into the AAS Fashion Studies program at The Parsons New School of Design. In 2012, she launched her eponymous collection, which is sold at retailers such as Saks Fifth Avenue, Bergdorf Goodman and Neiman Marcus.
Taylor was nominated for CAFA’s International Canadian Designer of the Year Award in 2016. She became an official member of the CFDA in 2015, and was awarded the USA Woolmark Regional Prize for innovation in knitwear, advancing to the international finals.
Taylor was a top 10 finalist in the 2014 CFDA Vogue Fashion Fund and was a member of the 2015-2016 Swarovski Collective. In 2014, she won the Gold Coast Award, was nominated for the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award and named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List.