Designer – Taylor Rutledge

/Designer – Taylor Rutledge
Designer – Taylor Rutledge 2014-11-14T13:49:07+00:00

Taylor RutledgeWebsites:

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Instagram:  @truttos


Brief Bio:

Avid sportswear lover and audiophile, I am constantly looking and listening for the queerest of texture and sound.  What I hear often influences what I’d like to see (design), and vice versa. I’m currently a full time student in Consumer, Apparel and Retail studies with a concentration in Apparel Product Design. My main goal in life is to be happy and free from gender politics. I take power-tripping strides in socks and sandals and bathe in performance mesh. I want to be your accomplice in ever-manifesting radical thoughts. Responsive to difference, I embrace social vices and adhere to deviance.

I am from a small city in Virginia located on the state border between Virginia and North Carolina called Danville. Growing up, I was a self-entertainer because my mother was working hard to support me. My imagination ran wild and my interests in fashion and design peaked when I received my first desktop computer. The internet paved the way for many of my current interests. I’ve always used the internet as my library. I don’t think I would be the person I am today if I had not had the internet as a prominent resource for entertainment and research. I often fantasize about being a cyborg. It’s a reoccurring thought, daily.

Three words that describe me as a designer are: Sporty, Utilitarian, Iconoclastic

What motivates you as a designer?  I am motivated by movement – the advancement of shared ideas. I see movement in sportswear more than any other fashion. Now, sportswear is more than just gym clothes; it’s business casual and couture.

Who are your favorite designers?  

My favorite designers include Alexander Wang, Alexander McQueen, and many of the Japanese contemporary designers such as Yohji Yamamoto, Rei Kawakubo and Junya Watanabe.

I love Goodwill because… I love the thrill of the hunt. I have so much fun going into the same Goodwill store weekly and always having a unique experience each time. I love the feeling of finding something new, though it may be old. Sometimes, I even find money in pockets or purses.


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