Tanya Taylor Wins the International Woolmark Prize USA Regional Final

The Designer Will Compete With Other International Finalists February 2016.

Acclaimed American designer Tanya Taylor has had a meteoric rise in the fashion world since she first appeared on the scene just a few years ago. But at long last, after a handful of fashion award nominations, Taylor can now call herself the winner of the International Woolmark Prize for the USA region in womenswear.

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A Glowing Tanya Taylor with Her Winning Look Read More..

Acclaimed American designer Tanya Taylor has had a meteoric rise in the fashion world since she first appeared on the scene just a few years ago. But at long last, after a handful of fashion award nominations, Taylor can now call herself the winner of the International Woolmark Prize for the USA region in womenswear.

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A Glowing Tanya Taylor with Her Winning Look

An impressive panel of judges, including Saks’ own Colleen Sherin, VP, Senior Fashion Director; Eric Jennings, VP, Men’s Fashion Director; Ariel Foxman, Editor-in-Chief of InStyle, Francisco Costa, Women’s Creative Director of Calvin Klein Collection; John Varvatos, Chairman of John Varvatos; Malcolm Carfrae, Global Head of Communitcations, Public Relations and Media for Ralph Lauren; Michelle Lee, Director of Americas for The Woolmark Company; Stefano Tonchi, Editor-in-Chief of W Magazine and Steven Kolb, CEO of the CFDA.

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This Year’s Esteemed Panel of Judges for the US Competition

“Innovation was evident in all aspects of the collection,” offered Francisco Costa after announcing Taylor as the womenswear winner for the USA. “From fabric choices to overall creativity. It was free-spirited, happy and playful. I especially loved the prints and the variety of knits.”

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Tanya Taylor: Bella Printed Silk Dress

Though, this coup is not the final step for Taylor. “It was such an honor to be nominated by The Woolmark Company and to be chosen to represent the US for the women’s designer challenge,” Taylor admitted. “To be announced as the winner by Francisco Costa is a dream. I’m thrilled and so looking forward to February and meeting the global finalists.” Taylor takes home a grand prize of AU$50,000 as the womenswear finalist for the US, but come Februrary, who knows, perhaps she’ll take the grand AU$100,000 prize with her back to the states.

 

Dress like a winner in Tanya Taylor.


Saks Fifth Avenue Fêtes Italian Sartorial Style at Pitti Uomo 88

Catch Moments from the #PittiPeoplexSaks Party at the Westin Excelsior in Florence at Pitti Uomo.

All of June, we’ve been celebrating Italian sartorial style with our 12 stylish #PittiPeoplexSaks ambassadors. They’ve told us all about the art of ‘Sprezzatura’, their father-figures and the fashionable wisdom they’ve bestowed on these trendsetters and of course, all the sights to see when in town for Pitti Uomo 88.

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 Filippo Fiora, Matthew Zorpas and Filippo Cirulli Make a Style Trio That Can’t Be Beat

It all culminated in the fête of the week at The Westin Excelsior in Florence, where our street-style stars gathered to celebrate Saks’ Bravissimo! catalog and our Saks flagship windows, where they’re all featured in the guise of cut-out illustrations designed by noted artist Yooco Tanimoto and supported by the Italian Trade Agency. See more moments from Pitti’s most stylish soiree after the jump. Read More..

All of June, we’ve been celebrating Italian sartorial style with our 12 stylish #PittiPeoplexSaks ambassadors. They’ve told us all about the art of ‘Sprezzatura’, their father-figures and the fashionable wisdom they’ve bestowed on these trendsetters and of course, all the sights to see when in town for Pitti Uomo 88.

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 Filippo Fiora, Matthew Zorpas and Filippo Cirulli Make a Style Trio That Can’t Be Beat

It all culminated in the fête of the week at The Westin Excelsior in Florence, where our street-style stars gathered to celebrate Saks’ Bravissimo! catalog and our Saks flagship windows, where they’re all featured in the guise of cut-out illustrations designed by noted artist Yooco Tanimoto and supported by the Italian Trade Agency. See more moments from Pitti’s most stylish soiree after the jump.

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The Best View in Town at The Westin Excelsior

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VP, Men’s Fashion Director Eric Jennings with Domenico Gianfrate

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Matthew Giola Stands Next to His Life-Sized Illustration with the Artist Yooco Tanimoto

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One of Our Favorite Accessories Designers Elena Ghisellini Came to Partake in the Festivities

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Sunny Diego, Vice President/DMM and Tom Ott, Senior Vice President/GMM of Menswear at Saks

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The Most Reliable Smile in Town – Lino Ieluzzi

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Vogue Italia Editor-at-Large Cesare Cunaccia Looking Dapper in Blue

Dress up in your sartorial best with Italian suiting editor’s picks.

Photos courtesy of Melanie Galea


High-Fashion Highlights from Day Two at Pitti Uomo 88

Get a Glimpse of What's in Store for Spring '16 at Brunello Cucinelli, SAND Copenhagen and ISAIA.

As promised, Pitti Uomo 88 has not disappointed with the incredible street-style looks from the international fashion set and Italy’s proud ‘Sprezzatura’ experts. Luckily, the brands at the actual trade show didn’t let Team Saks Men down either. Here’s a peek at what’s happening for spring 2016 with Brunello Cucinelli, SAND Copenhagen and ISAIA.

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Brunello and the Boys

Brunello Cucinelli spring 2016 looks to new nautical-sport and return to the brand’s muted and natural hues. Read More..

As promised, Pitti Uomo 88 has not disappointed with the incredible street-style looks from the international fashion set and Italy’s proud ‘Sprezzatura’ experts. Luckily, the brands at the actual trade show didn’t let Team Saks Men down either. Here’s a peek at what’s happening for spring 2016 with Brunello Cucinelli, SAND Copenhagen and ISAIA.

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Brunello and the Boys

Brunello Cucinelli spring 2016 looks to new nautical-sport and return to the brand’s muted and natural hues.

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Nautical Vests Under Jackets and Seafaring Nautical Styling Upped the Youth Factor at Brunello Cucinelli 

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The Coolest Guy in Denmark – Soren Sand

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This season, SAND Copenhagen was all about water colors and evoking an devil-may-care James Dean attitude.

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Pop Art and High Craftmanship Unite at ISAIA

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Team ISAIA found inspiration from Andy Warhol, specifically 70s Warhol – when the pop culture icon visited Napoli. The spring 2016 Pitti showroom featured Warhol-like paintings of Mount Vesuvius, a celebration of a time when singers like Carlos Santana and Eric Clapton excited the Neapolitan region.

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That’s a Wrap on Another Fashion-Filled Day at Pitti Uomo!

Find amazing Pitti Uomo street-style on the #SaksStyle hub.

Photos courtesy of Qianna Smith