Tom Taylor is making men feel a little more naughty and a lot more stylish! You may know Taylor from his previous collaboration with New York based fashion label ‘Slick It Up’ or his stud filled Instagram account featuring some of the hottest guys around the world. Finally Taylor has brought his illustrations home now working with London’s most iconic gay store Prowler. Producing a capsule t-shirt range featuring 4 fetish inspired artworks on a classic white tee. We took a moment to speak to Taylor about his art work and the inspiration behind his new capsule collection.
KALTBLUT: How would you describe your self and your work?
Taylor: Cheeky, fun and a little sleazy!
KALTBLUT: What’s your inspiration behind your current collection?
Taylor: Sex, a lot of my work comes from either pop culture or something sexual. With these tees I wanted to bring Fetish and what people get off on to the fore front so they could wear it to parties or even on the street proudly like “yeah I like dressing up as a puppy, so what?”
KALTBLUT: What has been the high light to you career so far?
Taylor: In 2016 alone there were so many highlights but this collection of tees definitely wins! It’s an amazing feeling as an artist to have a body of work out there in the world that people are reacting to, buying and loving. I owe a lot of the success of the line to Prowler (where I recently started working) because without the guys it wouldn’t have been possible!
KALTBLUT: Who’s your favourite fashion icon?
Taylor: Tom Ford, hands down, I admire his perfectionist ways. Ford has completely immersed himself into his aesthetic so whether it’s film, fashion or perfume you know it’s him. I want to live inside a Tom Ford film.
KALTBLUT: What does 2017 hold for Tom Taylor?
Taylor: A lot of hard work, which in all geared up for. I am already working on three more tee shirt ranges with some really exciting themes!
KALTBLUT: What was the last music track you listened too?
Taylor: “Into you” by Ariana Grande (I’m a little obsessed with her look)
KALTBLUT: Whats the best thing about being you?
Taylor: Being able to quote any strong female character from a film & The ability to never take myself too seriously.
KALTBLUT: Spirit animal?
Taylor: Nicole Richie, circa Simple Life season 5
KALTBLUT: Where can people buy your work?
Taylor: 2017 will see the launch of my website but until then, pop into Prowler in soho or find me on Instagram.