T LABEL BY Taylor-Bea Gordon


We love this classy young brand founded  by Taylor-Bea Gordon ex student at London College of Fashion. 
Her urgency to create shows the world how deep the desire of creating can set inside an artist.

From as early as I can remember, creativity has always been in me, most likely due to my mum’s great eye for interiors and knowing how to dress herself, and my pops has always supported me in being creative, always accepting anything I wanted to dip my toes into.

Alongside this, being an only child has meant I had to occupy myself growing up, always drawing, dressing up and making sculptures out of cardboard boxes on weekends was my ideal way to spend my time and probably still would be if I had the time haha! Taking this into account,
I’ve have had a natural urgency to CREATE and that’s why I decided to study in London to build the basic foundations of my brand, T LABEL.

Looking at your last collection "the shape of things to come" i just got one idea in my mind: leaves and plants. Is that somewhat describing your pieces?

My graduate collection “The Shape of Things to Come" focused on the romantic side of the theatre, what makes something as old fashioned and traditional as watching a ballet performance seem so mesmerising even in a modern, ’instagrammable’ world we’re all in now. The collection looked mostly at mood lighting within the main auditorium and followed the structure and silhouettes of the lampshades that are scattered around the room. There is an aspect of nature that runs through the collection, the way the textiles grow from the hems of each garment and embroidery inspiration from dried up flowers after being thrown at the end of the ballet performances.

Your favourite fabrics to work with

In the “The Shape of Things to Come" fabrics are a key element in terms of the type, weight and where they are sourced from. There is a consistent level of luxury in the fabrics selected, whether it is through the quality of the fabric or the textiles and time consumed to create the fabric. Alongside this, the collection explores a contrast of lightweight fabrics and some more heavily fused pieces. The fabrics sourced for this collection were either natural or dead stock fabrics, so a ‘sustainable’ element is definitely brewing in place, but it is projected to the consumer in a contrasting way to a wave of sustainable fashion brands that are
creating environmentally friendly garments today.

Colours are a complement to the shady soft and natural feel of your collection

The brand values I will take forward from this collection are that all future collections will be made up of three elements, they will be romantic, caricature and transparent. Warm, fragile tones pass through the collection representing this romantic element of the brand whilst the natural, muted tones of the collection introduce a concept of a collection I am working on at the moment, creating a layer-able, core collection that is based around an eclectic mix of skin tones called ‘tit-tone’.
The brand performs a language through colour, labelling colours with a quirky reference such as the classic tit-tone, paper-green and aubergine reds that run throughout this collection.

What is the woman expressing by wearing your pieces?

The woman I dress is flirtatious and fragile, there is something about them that makes their presence, views of the world and personality irresistible and contagious. These authentic qualities within a woman are raw, surviving elements that are required to go against the many systems that are in place at the moment.

We can order something one morning over some bananas on toast and have it the same evening for a night out, creating this disposable experience where we buy clothes because of convenience - rather than invest time and research into where we want to shop. The ideal concept that T LABEL offers to their consumer is to escape to another space or time, whether it is the past, future or present through another lens where they can feel shopping as an experience, as a memory.