One look at Skaist-Taylor’s debut fall collection and it’s no surprise why we’re smitten. Layered, textured, boho perfection—it’s got Team Zoe’s name written all over it! In an effort to rack the designers’ (Pamela Skaist-Levy and Gela Nash-Taylor) brains of all their cool-girl sartorial knowledge, we scored an extra-special Q&A with the ladies on fall fashion and more—read on & enjoy!
1. Now that August’s in full swing, what are your favorite summertime hotspots/warm-weather activities?
We are complete California girls, and have been sticking close to home working on the next collection to show in September.
2. What movies/places/pop culture references are you most inspired by (both for Skaist-Taylor and in your own personal style aesthetic)?
Intentionally there is not a single thought or inspiration behind the work. It’s a range of looks that we feel are inherently “California Eccentric”, a mantra we live and dress by. It’s Marrakesh romance teamed with Studio 54 decadence – a touch of the 60s and 70s – and colors from every era and universe. These elements are stitched together for a casually glamorous uniform.
3. Looking forward to next season, what pieces are on your must-have list for fall?
We are already wearing it all. Our draped, wool crepe Helena dress has been in heavy rotation, and we both love the Long Goodbye dress in chiffon. Our outerwear is amazing too – there is a silver wool band jacket, trimmed with gold braid and silver fur. Everything is dramatic, but easy to wear, can easily fold into an existing wardrobe. In our world you cannot be fully on glam without comfort.