Tuesday, 23 February 2010

HAROLD AND BARBARA

CHARLOTTE TAYLOR AW'10

An eclectic, yet cohesive ensemble of inspirations has infiltrated Charlotte Taylor’s designs for her premiere London Fashion Week collection for AW’10.
Trashy grannies, penguins, old soap operas, movies and the eccentric within provide fuel for the fire in this bold yet elegant collection.

Dashes of colour through tweed, navy, cream and pearl, twist through folds and pleats. Weighty fabrics and concealed contrasts create clothes that flow, move and transform with the movement of life. The dresses are ripe for the winter dance’aholic’, whilst coats and capes engulf you in a sea of wool, chunky zips and head consuming hoods. Tops and blouses emblazoned with a unique penguin print make for a strong, memorable statement. Elegance is also key; as is the strength of tailoring. Lines and seams are there for a reason, subtly and beautifully accentuating the female form.
















Photographer: Claire Pepper
Stylist: Ellie Cumming
Hair and make-up: Camilla Hewitt
Model: Rachel Cockerell at Models 1

I hope you like the collection as much as I do.

I dedicate it to my grandfather Harold; my biggest supporter and my buddy, who passed away in October 2009 having never seen the final outcome. Love you gramps.

For all inquiries please contact:

charlotte@charlottetaylorltd.com

31 comments:

  1. Seriously charming - I love it! CONGRATS!

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  2. I WANT EVERYTHING!!!!!! Love it love it LOVE it Charlotte. Congratulations, STOCK IT you BUYERS you!!!!!!

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  3. it's stunning! love the laid-back feel, and at the same time it's all so well tailored and chic.
    love it.

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  4. a very big WOW.

    Well worth the wait Charlotte, thank you for keeping us all in suspense, it all looks amazing.

    Your gramps will be so proud of you. Congratulations.x

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  5. Congratulations! I LOVE IT! WANT IT ALL!

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  6. I love it so much! I just hope that I can afford pieces when it goes on sale. Gorgeous.

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  7. Goodness, I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!!
    It's been such a treat to see you work through the whole process here at the blog. Thanks so much for sharing the experience. I wish you the best!

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  8. Looks awesome - All the hard work you have put in shows... All the best this week...
    Do friends get discounts...?! x x x

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  9. This collection is beautiful! I am finding it soooo hard to choose my favourite!!! where can I get a penguin print scarf from??!!! I LOVE it!! xx

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  10. Wow! This is amazing! I was so excited when i saw you had posted pictures of the collection, have been looking forward to seeing it for ages. I hope you will be carrying on with the blog? Im in my 2nd year of a textiles degree and its been great to find out more about the 'business' side of things works. Especially love the penguin print! x

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  11. i poped in to the exhibition today, love love loved the collection!! the shapes and colours are gorgeous! i kind of want everything....

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  12. Oh wow, I totally LOVE the penguin motif! I so want all of those penguin print items! Truly outstanding collection and I'm sure your grandfather is extremely proud of you. I'm now on the hunt for anything with penguins...

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  13. oh wow
    i love the collection !!
    i so glad that it went so well.

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  14. So beautiful, it's totally flawless. Wouldn't mind one or two pieces for my wardrobe x

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  15. Amazing. When does it go on sale and where can i buy it?

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  16. Wow its a great collection... I want! Will you be doing private orders?
    I'm sure your grandad would have been super proud.

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  17. I love this, it all looks so lovely. I especially love the penguin prints and the boater hats!

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  18. Gorgeous collection, congrats! Love the styling too, I want a boater now.

    Come by and say hello sometime :)

    iliketweet.blogspot

    x

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  19. wow, just wow. These are wonderful, whimsical & without a doubt uniquely you. I am in love with the penguin print!

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  20. the collection looks amazing charlotte. you should be so proud of yourself! I absolutely LOVE the penguin print. I want every piece. I hope VFS went really well for you. and you had lots of lovely press and buyers see the collection. xxxx

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  21. Amazing! You are defiantly my new favourite designer

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  22. The collection looks amazing! It's great to finally see the collection- especialy the penguin prints! I've been following the blog since Novemeber and have really enjoyed seeing each step of the collection.
    Congratulations!

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  23. Looks absolutely incredible, really really does and its so amazing after following the story of it on your blog. Congratulations and Good Luck with it!

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  24. Fantastic collection! Congratulations!
    And thanks for this blog! You have done such a great job with it! It's such a resource for other young startup designers. Also an eye-opener for anyone interested in fashion.
    All the success to you and your label!

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  25. You kept us waiting!
    Love ALL trousers!

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  26. Whoa...the colors and shapes are amazing! The hair, makeup, and photography really makes it all come together. Wonderful, really. I'm sure your grandpa is proud.

    Keep us updated on stockists/where to buy.

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  27. This is a really beautiful collection the 3rd picture from the bottom is my favourite :)

    so so beautiful :) Well Done

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  28. Hiya,
    Firstly WELL DONE on a gorgeous collection, really beautiful shapes and i love the pallette you used. Are you lending items for shoots? Im doing a shoot on the 13th March for Volume Magazine and would love to feature some of your designs...
    email me if you are interested.
    http://thestyleliste.blogspot.com/
    x x x

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  29. AMAZING. YOU SHOULD BE SO PROUD OF YOURSELF. LET'S GO FOR A WALK DOWN THE BEACH SOON AND DISCUSS WHAT'S NEXT! (AFTER A TRIP TO SPAIN IN THE NODDY VAN!) XXX

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