Taliah Andrea

new york
new york
united states
University / School:
pratt institute, brooklyn, new york
Production Location:
united states
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Collection – Immigrants F/W 18

The Power of the immigrants is what has allowed the United States of America to grow and flourish as a country. This collection is an ode to those strong, powerful, resilient dreamers who made the brave decision to cross seas and borders to build new lives in a country they can now call home. 

80% of the textiles were developed by Taliah. She laser cut patterns into fabric and then fused them together with other fabrics to form her own textiles. These textiles include country shapes that are put into a striped pattern along with striped designs that include words.
Taliah Leslie is a fashion designer based in New York City whose architectural, innovative, and forward thinking designs have captured the attention of industry professionals. Having graduated from Pratt Institute, earning the Innovation Materials Award in her senior year, Taliah has developed a heavily recognizable aesthetic focusing on groundbreaking textile manipulations in the wave of new technological appropriates, bold colors, and sculptural silhouettes. Drawing from the lively festivals and rituals of her multicultural background has fueled her desire to explore dynamic color combinations as well as lush textured textiles. The influence of the strong women in her life is ever present in the stark silhouette and details of her designs. With these core values, Taliah produces captivating, animated designs that creates inclusiveness that steers fashion into a whole new direction.