UPDATE: This story was originally published on December 27.
When we gush about a designer, it's because they are truly talented (here we go again…). But the swooning accolades (from us and every other industry contemporary) couldn't be more true than in the case of New York's own Tanya Taylor, a womenswear newcomer who, in just two seasonal deliveries, has become a "one to watch" in every column of every fashion insider's little black book. When we last saw the budding seamstress, it was fresh off the heels of her spring '13 presentation at the MoMA where punchy floral prints, coral hues, and soon-to-be-everywhere head wraps carved their way into the hearts (and soon, closets) of New York Fashion Week's difficult-to-impress attendees.
So, it's only natural that we would circle back with the designer-on-the-rise for an exclusive tour of her studio (and the outfits that she rocks to work). And what we found really didn't come as a shock: a bright and welcoming space filled with vibrant swatches, Taylor's own enviable wardrobe (chock full of killer shoes), and quirky sketches of her next big ideas. You can go ahead and style-stalk her outfits all you want, but as for that designer genius? Well, no one likes a copycat.