SS15 ‘ THE IMMORTALITY OF IT ALL ‘
For Spring/Summer 2015 Alan Taylor continues his experimental dialogue of merging fashion, indie subculture, and fine visual art through his acclaimed menswear collections.
Remaining nostalgic from the discourse of the ‘indie punk’ aesthetic during the early millennium and taking inspirations from bands including bloc party and the arctic monkeys, Taylor borrows the feeling of dirty converse shoes, ripped skinny leg jeans and the scrawny displaced weirdo and mashes it into a contemporary-cool take in his tailored menswear.
With wool being a notoriously autumn/winter material, Taylor has consciously created a summer take on his collection without sacrificing his most prominent fabric. Instead Taylor pairs light weight open weave wool with different fabrics ranging from hand manipulated textured organza and hand printed cotton drill and shirting.
“This season I focused on what I was really good at which for me is making really amazing striped down products in interesting textural fabrics. I decided to keep things simple and subtle with detail and prints as that is what makes a long lasting garment. I strived to change small details of my collection so they feel more challenging and weird as garments but are still accessible and wearable. “
Consistently inspiring each collection with a fine artist, Taylor has blended the visceral paintings of Jenny Saville as screen-printed fabric to enhance texture and clashes within his SS15 collection. His natural tailoring always explores asymmetry and the dichotomy between both fabric and silhouette.