Dear Shaded Viewers,
After gaining work experience with Alexander Mcqueen, Agi and Sam and David David, he spent three seasons working closely with Simone Rocha before deciding to launch his own label in October 2011. He was born in Dublin in 1987 and graduated with a BA from the National College of Art and Design in DUblin.
Taylors AW12 Film entitled 'Man' is an interpretation of how modern society perceives masculinity . Taylor takes scenes of riots in Paris, London and Northern Ireland as his basis of inspiration for the film. He looks to these images of what was seen as acts of violent aggression but the single frame shots seem quite serene and romantic. The poses that these rioters have been captured in could be mistaken for dance moves, from this Taylor decided to use a classically trained dancer as his model. The control that the dancer has over his body is the most effective way that these riot scenes could be recreated in a modern and fresh way.
With this film and collection Taylor is re-addressing masculinity with his garments, kilts being the main focus for this season. Once a garment that optimized masculinity, Taylor truly believes it's place needs to be re-instated in the modern mans wardrobe confidently shaking off the stigma of the 'men in skirts' phobia. He also re-addresses masculinity through movement and persona in his model, does a man need to act aggressively in order to prove his place or can this aggression be mistaken for something quite different
Overall this is what Taylor sees as a portrayal of the modern man, confident and definite, Aggressive but with passion and just cause. A masculine man.