‘Sourcing the Exquisite, Creating the Exceptional.’
That’s the philosophy behind Taylor Wren, the British luxury brand that aspires to break the mold and find the ultimate balance between ‘perfectly polished’ and ‘stylishly undone.’ And that’s why I’m most certainly on board. Offering a creative and thoughtful capsule collection of unique, limited garments fashioned from premium fabrics, Taylor Wren focuses on key pieces that can be worn season after season and have you standing out from the crowd; in the most subtle, but special of ways. I sat down with one half of the brand, Fran Taylor Wren, to chat about her beautiful garments and to find out a little bit more about her…
How did Taylor Wren come about?
After working in the industry for over 10 years and becoming increasingly disillusioned with the ‘fast fashion’ concept of buying and wearing clothes, we (my now husband and I) decided to go out on a whim and create our own brand- for the woman who is not dictated to by trends and can afford to spend a little more. It makes sense to invest in key pieces to create an individual and lasting look.
Who would you most like to see wearing your clothing?
Lily James- she embodies that timeless beauty and British quirkiness that inspires Taylor Wren.
What inspires your brand?
Modern women….. and creating distinctive and refined collections that can be mixed and matched with each other …but also with everything else in your wardrobe to both create and emphasise your own personal style.
What are your three holy grail beauty products?
Clarins Double Serum, Laura Mercier radiance bronze and a little pot of Vaseline is always rattling around in the bottom of my bag!
Favourite fashion brands and why?
Ganni, Rixo, RA Hoffman because like Taylor Wren, they all have that ultimate mix of being perfectly polished and stylishly undone, with just the right amount of playfulness thrown in to make the clothes a joy to wear.
Do you have a favourite film?
Ferris Bullers day off is a classic. I can watch again and again but I’m a sucker for a cheesy RomCom!
What is your motto?
‘Buy once, choose well, make it last.’ I think it was Vivienne Westwood that said it, and it resonates with our desire to build a sustainable brand.
If we could only own one Taylor Wren what would you suggest?
The Scarlett curved hem dress in liberty print of course- inspired by the vibrant flora of an English meadow, resplendent in the spring sunshine, this bold painterly floral gives a classic shape a modern twist. Each piece is made here in London in a limited run meaning your safe in the knowledge that you’re investing in a truly unique piece.
With huge thanks to lovely Fran at Taylor Wren.