Tara Babylon is a British-Iraqi designer and performance artist known for her innovative style that breaks traditional boundaries. She gained attention in New York City for her unique blend of fashion and art that appeals to those who appreciate the extraordinary.
Tara Babylon’s journey began with her education at respected institutions like Central Saint Martins (CSM) and Parsons School of Design. Her numerous awards and accomplishments highlight her unwavering dedication and exceptional talent.
At the heart of Tara Babylon’s own brand is a strong focus on diversity and innovation, with a central theme of embracing gender fluidity in her artistic vision. Her designs are filled with vibrant colours, exceptional craftsmanship, unique textiles, and elements of performance art.
In a time when machines often overshadow handcrafted work, Tara Babylon’s brand proudly revives the spirit of artisanal craftsmanship. She uses techniques like weaving, printing, tufting, and crochet to breathe life into her creations, preserving the special essence of handmade excellence.
Tara Babylon’s creative vision merges traditional artisanal techniques with a modern vibrancy, evoking the spirit of a new ancient Babylon. She transforms everyday items like safety pins into rebellious crocheted art, turns elastic weaving into custom designs, and seamlessly blends carpet-style textiles with contemporary silhouettes and hardware.
Sustainability and ethical practices are core values of her brand, challenging the industry’s environmental impact. Tara Babylon goes beyond fashion, actively supporting initiatives that empower women. She is a passionate advocate for change, using her platform to inspire and uplift those in her sphere of influence.
For her Fall/Winter 2024 Collection, Tara Babylon is drawing inspiration from the ancient Hanging Gardens of Babylon, reimagined through a lens of elegant decay. This intriguing collection seamlessly marries floral motifs with sophisticated textile craftsmanship, featuring an array of weaving techniques and intricate prints that bring to life a tapestry of bygone splendor.
Through her avant-garde approach to fabric innovation and artistic expression, Tara Babylon invites us to explore her distinctive winter vision. Here, a palette dominated by deep, moody blues and stark, contrasting dark tones crafts a narrative of a fantastical yet versatile winter wardrobe.
Each garment in the collection stands as a testament to Tara’s dedication to challenging the limits of style and sustainability.
The collection stands out as a playful yet luxurious interpretation of winter wear. It strikes a balance between comfort and sophisticated elegance, offering an array of wearable and modular designs that are as practical as they are ingenious. Enriched with Tara Babylon’s signature sustainable textures, these garments are not just clothing; they are wearable art in a collection where ancient grandeur meets modern sustainability, all within the visionary winter landscape crafted by Tara Babylon.
Fashion: Tara Babylon @tarababylon Photography: Dana Trippe @trippydana Styling Director: Marta Del Rio (@marta.del.rio Art Director: Paolo Fanoli @paolofanoli
Video Director: Anna Panova @six.pianos
Video Editor: Oleg Vasilev @oleg vasilev
Hair: Cutler Salon @cutlersalon, Loura Carly @loura.carlyy
MUA: NY Makeup Academy @newyorkmakeupacademy, Mai Mor @mai.mor
Model APM: Emme @apmmodels @hannanicolerc_
Model WILHELMINA: Hanna @wilhelminamodels @emmemetry
Publicist: REP Agency @repnyc
Photo Assistants: Nico @nico.daniels, Garrison @garrisonherbst
Styling Assistant: Lily Feitelberg
Fashion Assistants: Mathew & Yifei