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Tag: Behind the Scenes

02.10.14

That Loving Feeling

A close-up look at the textures of Fall 2014: photos by Matthew Tristall

04.30.13

Sparkle on the Way

I’ve always been a hands-on designer and the more I get my hands on something, the more likely a garment with sparkles will be the final result … I love the technique and craftsmanship behind embellishment and am always inspired working with Vien, our embroidery designer.  Not a detail goes unnoticed in these upcoming collections:  a bodice shines in our Black Tie collection, sparkles are added to a print and chainmail to a tee from Fall 2013.

Fall / Winter 2013

04.01.13

In The Lab: Growing Crystals

Growing up in New Zealand, I learned to be very crafty because I had to: if I wanted a pair of red patent leather pumps, the only way I’d get them would be by painting one of my pair with red nail polish. I’ve always found crystals to be beautiful and almost magical and I was reading a book about mining and our head designer Kathleen came across this artist who transforms materials by growing crystals: we decided to try it with this clutch.


Alexis Arnold: Crystallized Books

02.28.13

Behind The Scenes at the Spring 2013 Runway Show - Super8 Film

02.11.13

Fall 2013 Runway Show: Behind The Scenes

Saturday, February 9th. Highline Stages, New York City

Photos by Kristen Somody Whalen, Michael Turek, and Tim Kitchen

To see the video of the Fall 2013 Runway Show, click here.

02.03.13

Work, in progress ... our
Swatches of fabric set the tone for color stories.  This one is
Senior Designer Mei at work in the studio
In the last few days before the show, every sequin counts.
Embroidery designer Vien stitches at her desk.
We have some great coats planned for this season...getting the fit perfect...
Our fit model Nicole from Latvia knows a thing or two about coats... love her feedback.
Rebecca with Marianna, perfecting the pleats on a skirt.

The Making of the Fall 2013 Collection

The Fall 2013 Collection is shaping up:   from a beginning inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright and a book Rebecca is reading about mining comes a collection of modern structured tailoring, architectural embellishments, rich colors; and textures and fabrics ranging from silks to leather.  This week will see the completion of the collection and all the other details falling into place:  the casting, selection of music, fittings, hair and makeup tests, accessorizing…  Follow along on Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest and be sure to watch the show—- live from New York Fashion Week —- here at rebeccataylor.com on Saturday, February 9th at 1pm EST.

01.15.13

Looking forward
New Year! Here is what a few of the RT team are excited about in 2013:
Noelle: working on charcoal drawings, travelling for work (New Orleans: can’t wait!), rocking the Hawaii Five-O print blazer
Rebecca: swing dancing! growing lavender. David Bowie exhibition in London and two words: ROAD TRIP!
Dana: read more books, meet more people, travel more but keep in mind: quality over quantity!
Beth: working on interior design of my new apartment. wearing the white 4 ply silk jumper on a balmy date night out. my little girls first day of school
Stacy: watching my baby boy grow—what an incredible feeling! and: Aruba.
Terri: my friends upcoming weddings and parties. and: surprises, lots of them!
Spring 2013 Runway Show

Looking forward

New Year! Here is what a few of the RT team are excited about in 2013:

Noelle: working on charcoal drawings, travelling for work (New Orleans: can’t wait!), rocking the Hawaii Five-O print blazer

Rebecca: swing dancing! growing lavender. David Bowie exhibition in London and two words: ROAD TRIP!

Dana: read more books, meet more people, travel more but keep in mind: quality over quantity!

Beth: working on interior design of my new apartment. wearing the white 4 ply silk jumper on a balmy date night out. my little girls first day of school

Stacy: watching my baby boy grow—what an incredible feeling! and: Aruba.

Terri: my friends upcoming weddings and parties. and: surprises, lots of them!

Spring 2013 Runway Show

11.26.12

Flights of Fancy
Artist Elle Muliarchyk has created a spectacular installation in our Madison Avenue store. Giant origami cranes preen in the windows, a beautiful flock of origami cranes are aflight in the store and festively lit for the holidays. Inspired by Elle’s well-travelled life and a Swedish fairy tale called The Wonderful World of Nils, the project was created in collaboration with Alicia McDaid of Garage magazine.
On the back wall, Elle’s film of 100s of birds is projected beautifully flying in formation. Magical, playful; this installation represents freedom and transformation.
Rebecca Taylor - 980 Madison Avenue (x 76/77)
See the behind the scenes magic:
Rebecca Taylor - Elle Muliarchyk Art Installation - Behind the Scenes 
film by Ilona Yahalnitskaya
Elle Muliarchyk

Flights of Fancy

Artist Elle Muliarchyk has created a spectacular installation in our Madison Avenue store. Giant origami cranes preen in the windows, a beautiful flock of origami cranes are aflight in the store and festively lit for the holidays. Inspired by Elle’s well-travelled life and a Swedish fairy tale called The Wonderful World of Nils, the project was created in collaboration with Alicia McDaid of Garage magazine.

On the back wall, Elle’s film of 100s of birds is projected beautifully flying in formation. Magical, playful; this installation represents freedom and transformation.

Rebecca Taylor - 980 Madison Avenue (x 76/77)

See the behind the scenes magic:

Rebecca Taylor - Elle Muliarchyk Art Installation - Behind the Scenes

film by Ilona Yahalnitskaya

Elle Muliarchyk

09.14.12

OOOOOH I Love It! Spring 2013 Runway - Behind The Scenes

Stylist:  Kate Sebbah

Casting:  Piergiorgio Del Moro

Hair:  Kevin Ryan and Frank Rizzieri for Aveda

Make-up:  Sil Bruinsma for MAC

Music:  Rene Arsenault

Jewelry:  Shaun Leane

Sunglasses:  Westward \ Leaning

Spring 2013 - Rebecca Taylor Runway Show

09.06.12

David Bowie --- always an inspiration.  Love the pale blues... photo by Lord Snowdon
My spring collections are big on color, this season we have neon orange, bleached out pinks.... painting by Jun Tsunoda
I'm a disco girl --- love the groove, horns, piano, positivity in this song...
Hawaii... beaches, shimmer, optimism... this collection is very summery, easy-breezy

Thoughts on Spring 2013 — Summer on my Mind

a)David Bowie —- always an inspiration.   Love the pale blues… photo by Lord Snowdon

b)My spring collections are big on color, this season we have neon orange, bleached out pinks…. painting by Jun Tsunoda

c)I’m a disco girl —- love the groove, horns, piano, positivity in this song “ooooh i love it” Love Break by Salsoul Orchestra

d)Hawaii… beaches, shimmer, optimism… this collection is very summery, easy-breezy

e)Brian Wilson —- I love music biographies and was reading his biography as I was working on the collection …

RT

Live Streaming of the Rebecca Taylor S/S Fashion Show, Saturday September 8th — 2pm EST here on rebeccataylor.com

For more about Rebecca’s inspiration, tips, trends, see this interview on Yahoo.


OOOOOH I Love It —- Salsoul Orchestra