Isabella Rose Taylor is a 12-year-old fashion designer and fine artist from Austin, Texas. With a penchant for design and a lifelong passion for art, Isabella launched her first clothing collection in February 2012 on her website at www.isabellarosetaylor.com. In September 2012, Isabella debuted her fall collection in her first runway show during Austin Fashion Week. Isabella quickly caught the attention of the national media and was profiled by The Associated Press that same month.
Isabella's fashion collection is a natural extension of her lifelong passion for art. She believes fashion and art are inextricably connected. This sentiment is reflected in her motto, "If art had legs it would be fashion." Isabella began painting when she was three years old and continues to paint every day. A prolific artist, she had her first two gallery shows in 2012 when she was 11. Her paintings were shown at the 02 Gallery in Austin and at Kristy Stubbs Gallery in Dallas, where they sold out in a matter of months.
Attending college this fall, she currently serves as an editor for Amazing Kids! Magazine, and also serves on the advisory board for Creative Kids Magazine. She is also a member of Mensa and a Davidson Youth Scholar. She recently won the Scholastic Art & Writing Gold Key Award for her couture. Isabella is also a published writer and poet.
Designing apparel since the age of 9 and creating custom artwork and poetry since her early childhood, 12-year-old Taylor is often referred to as a tween prodigy. Her second collection, due out this Fall, will feature an array of fashion-forward tops, bottoms, dresses, accessories and graphic tees that speak to tweens. Taylor describes her designs as in-line with the latest style trends while at the same time, unique and different.
The launch of the new collection comes on the heels of the designer being named a "Rising Star" at this year's 5th Annual Austin Fashion Awards, where her summer collection received high accolades.