CONCEPT

 

 

A collection that draws inspiration from the Tibetan culture created to tell a story of Tibetan women and their coming of age.

WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO BE A TIBETAN WOMAN?

Through extensive research of indigenous textiles of the region, traditional garb and ceremonial marriage rituals, comes the development of a lush evening collection. Displaying sensual floral prints with bold lines, embroidered silk flowers and elegantly full silhouettes. Contemporary in taste with a smart mid-century influence. A passionate color palette with accents of crimson red and royal blues combine to compose a captivating vision of wearable elegance.

 

 

FROM PAPER TO FORM...

 

 
 

After the concept stages Taylor moved to a dress form starting the development of drapes and different shapes of silhouettes for his senior capsule collection. During the Winter senior quarter at Savannah College of Art & Design, every student was giving a timeline to complete a muslin for each look in a week in a half. That included; draping, transferring drapes to pattern paper,cutting patterns out in muslin, and then sewing the sample together.     

Taylor went through numerous critiques for each look with professors, The Dean of Fashion, and the President of SCAD, Paula Wallace.

PHOTO CRED: TAYLOR MILLER

PHOTO CRED: TAYLOR MILLER

 

 

APPLYING THE ELEMENTS

 

 
 

During the process of Taylor Spring 2016 Couture Collection he collaborated with other artist in the Fibers department at SCAD. SCAD's Fibers department had the resources of digital fabric printing machines where Taylor printed yardage of 100% Silk Charmeuse, Organza, Dupioni, and Chinese Crinkle Chiffon. Taylor hand washed every yard of each fabric after printing then hung it to dry. 

 

Jeffrey added beading & embroidery, exploring many techniques with the help of a beading artist. After printing on the Silk Organza the beading was done enhancing the flower motifs.  

Creating a document in Adobe® InDesign, Taylor explored laser cutting fabric flower pedals in different sizes. With help he burned the edges of each pedal to give it a more realist look as well as adding beading in the middle of each motif. 

 

 

COMPLETING THE COLLECTION

 

photo courtesy of scad 

photo courtesy of scad