While most teens follow fashion trends, 13 year old Isabella Rose Taylor sets them. The Austin, Texas native completed high school at the age of 11 and in her second year of college, is bringing her designs to the public as the youngest designer to be featured at Nordstrom’s. She is displaying her gallery at New York Fashion week, and Taylor is a part of Dell’s Women’s Entrepreneurial Network that will allow her to further expand her vision.
Taylor told The Daily Beast, “School for me means community college, and extracurricular activities are painting and designing and learning as much as I can about running and growing a business.” At the age of three, Taylor began her interest in visual arts and designing clothing. When she was a bit older, she attended sewing camp. “I just loved bringing my 2D art into 3D perspective and ended up sewing my own collection.” She then started a boutique and sold her clothing on websites.
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Taylor has perfected the “urban camper” style which is “comfortable and cool.” It includes urban grungy touches with hippie highlights and American symbols. She prefers a kind of fusion, and says, “I always think you should never wear one style. I like personal touches.”
During New York Fashion Week, Taylor will be displaying her designs alongside those who she says have influenced her work, including Marc Jacobs, Rag & Bone and Alexander Wang.