Close up of Tanya Taylor's fabric

Tanya Taylor

Commonwealth Fashion Council

Commonwealth Fashion Council

Designer Tanya Taylor was chosen to create a bespoke look for The Commonwealth Fashion Exchange - an initiative for established and emerging fashion talent from across the Commonwealth’s 53 countries to showcase the power and potential of artisan fashion skills to deliver new networks, trade links and highlight sustainability.

Using a silk hand tie-dyed technique to create a print, Tanya has created a gown for the Fashion Exchange with a silk printed bodice encrusted with Swarovski upcycled crystals and a multi-colored pailette embellished skirt, using fabric from her archives.

The look was displayed at Buckingham Palace and the Australian High Commission, London. Both exhibitions were curated by VOGUE's Editor-at-Large, Hamish Bowles.

The project was launched by Commonwealth Secretary General the Rt Hon Patricia Scotland and Livia Firth, founder of sustainability consultancy Eco-Age and supported by Swarovski, The Woolmark Company and MATCHESFASHION.COM.

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  • Title: Close up of Tanya Taylor's fabric
  • Creator: Tanya Taylor
  • Location Created: Canada
  • Type: Fabric
  • Designer Country: Canada