Pretty Little Thing recently announced that Harlem musician Teyana Taylor would be joining the team as the company’s creative director. Taylor is not only known for her music, but for her style that has become a force to reckon with. She has been slaying since she appeared on MTV’s “My Super Sweet 16” in 2007. Her episode was the most memorable for me because she had a very unusual style that fit her personality perfectly. Most teens around that age were into the girly look, but Taylor rode her own wave by giving us her super edgy, tom boy street style. It is no surprise that the specifics of her style has carried into present day. She is even more versatile than before, but she still stays true to who she is.
However, this is not Taylor’s first time stepping her foot in the fashion industry. She previously launched a line of apparel and accessories for her Fitness brand Fade2Fit. There was also a children’s line called JuJu Beez launched on behalf of her daughter Iman. Taylor was also a part of Pretty Little Thing’s Karl Kani collab collection a few years ago. I knew that this job would be would be easy for her and that she would be very hands on moving forward with this fast fashion company.
I have been anxiously awaiting her exclusive collection to drop and I have to say that I am NOT disappointed. The same energy that she brings to her personal style was definitely seen in this collection. It is the perfect combination of couture and streetwear. The 25-piece collection debuted just recently and several pieces are already SOLD OUT! She brought the trends to the line by including brown and nude tones and leather. I think this is the most versatile line I have seen out of all the celebrities that have partnered with Pretty Little Thing. She used a lot of different textures and patterns. Each piece has a very special quality about it. My absolute favorite piece from the line is this bandana printed coat and dress combo. These pieces are the perfect representation of her style. It appears to be feminine but has a tom boyish quality look to it at the same time.
Even though she has sold out of some of the pieces, there is still time to take part in this exclusive collection. Hurry and shop her collection here! I am excited for the future of Pretty Little Thing. Even though the company is already successful, I think including Taylor will make Pretty Little Thing impossible.
By Brittanie Sturdivant, Sophomore, Open Campus Parsons School of Design