Hey guys, I'm back on the blog. I've been away working on a few things and can't wait to show you some new content. To get things started for the first post of the year, I recently caught up with fashion designer Saxton Taylor, Who's recently launched his own brand Days Before. Check out my interview with him below!
VogueWonders: Who are you and what do you do?
Day Before: Hey I’m Saxton Taylor, I’m 21 years old and I’m a fashion designer from Kansas City MO
VogueWonders: When did you start getting into fashion?
Days Before: I wasn’t really into Fashion until my twin introduced me, I’ve been into it since early 2000’s. Fashion has always been there especially at High School. I got a few compliments, many people said to me back in High School that I was influential in school and fashion, it made me feel good with what I was doing and the brand.
VogueWonders: What Inspired you to start Days Before?
Days Before: Well, back in school I never knew what I wanted to do, but then one day someone came up to me and asked me “Don’t you want to start a brand?” So, I thought about it and I went to college the Art Institution of Hollywood, man I loved it there, people motivated me and it made me want to just carry on! I progressed from there onwards.
VogueWonders: So, when was the brand officially established and how did you come up with the name ‘Days Before’?
Days Before: I Officially started in 2015 but my first official release was mid-2016. The name is Days Before I came up with it when working on project in school. I was reading a booking and so many combinations of before and days kept coming up so I switched it and wrote ‘Days Before’ …Since then I just kept the name.
VogueWonders: Who are the main inspirations behind the brand?
Days Before: My main inspirations are people like Kanye West, Vivienne Westwood because they all represent a Rockstar in their modern eras. They all present something great, they’re just great…They keep me going that’s the kind of level I want to be at, I inspire people too.
VogueWonders: What’s the aim, where do you see yourself in 5 years?
Days Before: To be an established fashion designer, to be something that is highly regarded as Balenciaga. I really want to push forward.
VogueWonders: How long has it taken you to get a product out at full confidence?
Days Before: I didn’t want to release a product until I had a full collection, I wanted to see how far I could get or see if people were really interested in what I was doing, it’s going to be more than one piece and more to choose from. I believe more attention will be bought to my brand.
VogueWonders: Are there any collaborations within the Fashion world you would like to see happen?
Days Before: After Supreme X Louis Vuitton, man that was historical. I’d like to see Dior and Gucci, bringing a street brand with a high end, ideas are endless. The Louis collaboration was amazing to me…Just how two worlds collide and create one piece, that was beyond real.
VogueWonders: Finally, for anyone out there starting a brand, what’s the best advice you can give?
Days Before: The best advice I believe is to never go with the first idea, my first idea for a silhouette was terrible, beyond terrible and I even had a friend say it. It was constructive criticism and he knew that I could do better. I went out and tried my best to create more. You want to make sure that everything you create is top of the line. My first idea was so terrible it made me want to be more successful, destroy all previous imagination to create new work.
Days Before Instagram: @Daysbefore_official
Thank you, Arooj x