Central St Martins graduate Charlotte Taylor's second collection from her eponymous label has landed at Coggles and it's another quirky, elegant, and most importantly fun collection.
Entitled 'an island invasion', inspiration for the collection is yet again weird and wonderful: vintage robots, sail making, copper and rust are all in there, with unusual fabric combinations and lots of colour as well.
Many years ago on a dank, wet, foggy day legend tells of an invasion of our island... Tales of small, orange robots arriving on small, orange ships. They say, as the copper boats rose from the ocean, their rusty bellies flashed a palette of colours that infiltrated the skyline. Burnt Orange, Rusty reds, Emerald and Lime greens and Cobalt blues, a true spectacle. Eyes were only distracted by the bellowing sailcloth of the spinnaker that dominated their view, the bold colours and lines were powerful yet unusually graceful.
Fear was rife as the spectacular ship approached and orange dots scurried round the deck preparing to dock. “What did they want?” The grannies, Penguins and eccentric gents who had arrived 6 months previously for Autumn / Winter were waiting to great them.
As the Robots walked ashore the sun breached the fog and sunlight flooded the scene. Their subtle beauty was breathtaking. Exotic and exquisite silks loosely draped, danced in the morning breeze. Dashes of colour, contrasting textures of wools, silk velvet and chambray twisted and fell round their bodies.
The crowd were silent. Mesmerized.
As the “Island Invaders” greeted their hosts it became apparent that their visit was without malice. They had heard from afar of the exemplary standard of tea and cakes provided every afternoon by the grannies and had insisted upon visiting."
To see the first pieces from the Charlotte Taylor SS11 collection to arrive at Coggles.com click here.