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TAYLER MELHART


Hey you Here’s me

Design

Patterning Draping Wovens Knits Machine Sewing Hand Sewing Illustration Technical Drawing Textile Design Concept Development Trend Forecasting

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Craft

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Planted in Seattle, cultivated in San Francisco and looking for a place to bloom. Focused on contemporary women’s wear but always open to experimentation. I am inspired by things that are unexpected, dynamic, and seemingly contradictory.

Me

I look for beauty in objects not innately beautiful. To me, the interest is in the contrast between two elements being combined in a way never thought of before.


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SPRING SUMMER 2016


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powerful an t i o n a s e ?

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When will women be e x p e c t a rather than s u r p r i

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These powerful men in history have been preserved throughout time in monolithic statues. Thousands of pounds of marble stand tall and proud; they hold a specific place in our minds and societies. Museums, memorials, and places of remembrance passed from generation to generation instilling the essence of the male ideal. But what of the women?

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This collection is built around traditional symbols of masculine power seen through feminine eyes. THE SUIT. Worn by a business man, harsh and domineering. He conveys his power without a single word. THE SUIT OF ARMOR. Impenetrable and heavy. He is fearless.

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Throughout every civilization there has been a specific idea of what a powerful man is and what he looks like. Today there is still a sartorial trigger that implies power, strength and dominance. THE SUIT. But women shouldn’t have to dress like a man to feel powerful . Women should have their own dress code.

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This led me to think about powerful men in history; kings, warriors, conquerors, and their influence on history. What if those men had been women? How would our history have changed? How would our world be different?... And of course, what would they have worn?

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I have always been inspired by the idea of a powerful woman. Not in the sense of a woman being stronger than a man, or a man being stronger than a woman...in the sense of a woman being powerful BECAUSE she is a woman. She makes up for what a man lacks. She has a path for the world that has yet to be explored.

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Folder overlap geometric tank with back placket button closure

High waist wide leg pant with exaggerated pleat in front and back finished with lap front waistband and fly zipper and pockets


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Tank-top midi dress with princess seem detail and adjustable invisible zipper back slits

Layered long sleeve deep v-neck tunic


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Layered multi-tier mid calf length slip on dress with dramatic exposed back and cross strap detail.


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Relaxed fit v-neck tank tunic with high-low hem, side slits, and breast darts

Boxy shawl collar blazer

High waist wide leg trouser pant with sheer overlay


not understood” not understood” not understood “Women are meant to be loved “Women to to bebe equal to men “Womenwho are seek meant loved not understood” lack ambition.” not understood.” - Oscar Wilde

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Menswear inspired collared long sleeve button up shirt with sheer layered collar and cuff detail

Wide leg high waisted trouser with detachable multi-layer over skirt with tie closure.


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ance like I have diamonds at the meeting of my thighs?” “Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise that I “Women seekupset to beyou? equal to men “Does my who sexiness Does it come as a surprise that I dance like I have diamonds at the meeting of my thighs?” lack ambition.” dance like I’ve got diamonds at the meeting of my thighs?” - Maya Angelou “Does my sexiness upset you? Does it come as a surprise that I dance like I have diamonds at the meeting of my thighs?”

Geometric layered tank

Statement trouser with one slim and one wide leg and flap front closure.


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NOTORIOUS they say fashion comes from the ground up the masses influence the minorty but what happens when the two meet? when street style overthrows the runway and personal style reigns supreme. no one tells her what to do she is her own fashion icon her interest her tastes her fetishes she wears them like badges of honor displayed for the world her own inside joke Notorious is a celebration of expression one size does not fit all sometimes you have to be your own muse dance to the beat of your own drum it’s music to my ears

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Cropped, sheer, athletic style tee with 3/4 length sleeves and hand felted wool detail in chest panel and edge bindings. Body made of 100% silk organza and completed with back neck keyhole.

Jersey style, high low, deep v-neck top made of sheer 100% silk organza with chest panel and edge bindings made of stretch silk with raw edge detail

Stylized underwear made of 1� and 3/8� elastic and filled with structured stretch knit for comfort and coverage. Can be worn alone or as a layering piece as shown. Slim-fit pant with asymmetrical, draped wrap overlay constructed in supple copper, stretch, vegan leather and lined with organza.

Perforated, black, vegan leather athletic inspired lounge pant. Completed with stretch waistband and ankle bands with drawstrings and contrast gold rivets.


Denim coat with distressed edges and internal seams covered with two-tone faux fur complete with elbow style lines for movement and comfort.

Two piece “hot suit” consisting of high-waisted short shorts and racer back style cropped tank with slit cutouts under bust and choker neckband. Both top and bottom feature exposed metal zipper closures and constructed in hand felted wool complete with stretch wool lining for comfort.

Stylized underwear made of 3/8” and 1” elastic constructed in an intricate and flattering pattern and filled with supple vegan stretch leather for coverage.

Sports bra inspired crop top made of 1’ and 3/4” elastic and perforated faux suede with stylized racer-back detail and bust gathers.

Exaggerated asymmetrical skirt with hook and eye side closure and men’s button up inspired details completed with sheer, smokey grey, latex tied over shirt.


White latex tank bodysuit with French cut leg openings and exposed colored back zipper detail.

Brown and gold flecked, stretch, wool peg leg trouser with tie around shirt belt complete with shirt details.

High neck, long sleeve, knee length stripe panel dress made of stretch silk and nude mesh with curved style line and full length double ended,exposed back metal zipper.

Latex bodysuit constructed with sheer, smokey grey latex with gold latex stripe details completed with exposed, colored back zipper.


Oversized, asymmetrical vest with exaggerated lapels and armholes. Body made of dark wash, structured denim top stitched and left raw inside finished with plaid edge bindings and back style panel.

Sheer nude latex asymmetrical, cowl neck wrap coat Sweatpant inspired slouchy fit, smokey grey latex pant with rolled waist and ankle bands.

High neck, long sleeve, stripe cropped top made of alternating stretch silk, knit, and nude mesh panels featuring an exposed metal separating back zipper.


LEADER OF THE PACK F/W 2014 /15


ALLSAINTS

FASHION FASHION CULTURE CULTURE

MISSION MISSIONSTATEMENT STATEMENT “To “Tocreate createa abrand brandthat thatblends blends culture, culture, fashion fashion and andmusic musicinto intoa apotent potentformula formula ofof desirable desirable clothing clothingthat thatexpresses expresses Individuality Individualityand andattitude” attitude”

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THE MISSION STATEMENT “To create a brand that blends culture, fashion and music into a potent formula of desirable clothing that expresses Individuality and attitude”

THE HISTORY Allsaints was founded in 1994 by Stuart Trevor and

MUSIC DESIGN CRAFT DETAI MOOD ARTISTRY

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SEX: Female Kait Bolongaro as a British menswear brand designing LOCATION: Highly populated metropolitan areas with for high-end retailers such as Harrods, Harvey Nich diverse culture and like minded individuals ols, and Barney’s. Allsaints brought a fresh aesthetic INCOME: Middle to upper class that ignored fashion trends and embraced their own OCCUPATION: Creative fields (arts, fashion, music) dark, distressed, yet tailored and utterly glamorous look. EDUCATION: College or specialized degree Within 4 years a women’s division was added that fed RELATIONSHIPS: Single or committed relationship from the same cutting edge appeal, but this time with FAMILY: Significant other but no children the effortless sex appeal of a women who found her RACE: Caucasian, Asian, African American, European clothes on her boyfriend’s bedroom floor. At the same PERSONALITY: Loyal to favorite brands that suit time the women’s line was being established Allsaints their unique lifestyle and interests opened their first brick and mortar store in London and ATTITUDE: Embrace their individuality, avoid by 2005 they established 10 more stores throughout mainstream, on the cutting edge in all areas the UK. In 2009 the company finally made the leap INTERESTS: Music, fashion, art, spend time with like across the pond and opened their first US location in minded people at social events New York and today they have 80 stand alone stores LIFESTYLE: Attend fashion shows, concerts, art in Canada, USA, UK, Europe, and South Korea and galleries, embrace personal style and ideas around 40 boutique shops within department stores CULTURE: Involved in alternative scene, interested in such as Bloomingdales. Today they are still known for the up and coming their craftsmanship using leather goods, detailed conMEDIA: Tech savvy, connected, involved in social struction and edgy, unique sense of style. media, best advertising method

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An exploration of the fusion between natural and digital elements. From the chaos of nature and the uniformity of technolgy something new blooms.


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CYBER GARDEN


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Thank You


Teachers

For pushing me to expand my mind, abilities, and potential. For pushing me to be the best I could possibly be and to overcome any challenge that comes my way.

Family

For being there during the late nights and mental breakdowns. For forcing me to eat and sleep when I could have sworn I had no time.

Friends

Let’s keep this going Contact

Email : Phone : Website : Linkedin :

tayler.melhart@gmail.com 425.244.5998 tmelhart.com www.linkedin.com/in/tmelhart

For inspiring me with your beautiful minds and being by my side in the trenches. For being my second family and supporting me through it all.


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