Dharma Taylor graduated from Rochester University for the Creative Arts in 2007 with a BA in Fashion Product Innovation and completed her Masters in Digital Fashion at the London College of Fashion in 2010 launching her eponymous menswear label soon after. Her graduate collection debuted at London Fashion Week to critical acclaim.
Her artistic driven collections of work denote a sense of rendered tribalism and are inspired by literary figures such as Franz Kafka. Her work has gained recognition in the UK and internationally.
In 2011 Taylor participated in the group exhibition ARRRGH! Monsters in Fashion held at the Benaki Museum in Athens, Curated by Atopos Contemporary Visual Culture a curatorial and artistic collective based in Greece.
Her designs feature in the book Not a Toy, Fashioning Radical Characters, which was published in 2011 by Pictoplasma Publishing, Berlin.
Her work explores representations of style and identity. Informed by broad research encompassing theoretical literature, composition, and contemporary culture.
Dharma’s most recent endeavour is a project focussing on youth culture, using style and attire as an entry point to explore the power and expression of youth both collectively and individually.
The online journal The Creators Project notes that her pieces from her handmade headpiece collection, which are heavily influenced by digital culture, look like tribal masks from a geometric, colour-saturated future.
Dharma Taylor's work has received online coverage from Dazed Digital, i-D Online, Vice UK, Vogue UK. As well as appearing in print in La Tempestad Mexico and i-D Magazine.