Taya Francis

Designer — Nottingham

Name, where are you from?
Taya Francis, Nottingham. 

Describe your style in three words:
Oversized, comfortable and awkward. 

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
H.E.R - she sings so beautifully live.   

Which new British bands are you listening to at the moment?
I'm so far away from current British bands at the moment that I really don't know any right now. 

Which sub-cultures have influenced you?
1970s Jamaican rude boys have influenced so much of my personal work recently and have had a lot of influence on my style. I loved Japanese street style growing up, so the quirky Tokyo Harajuku kids have always been my fashion idols. I used to get so excited anytime I could get my hands on a fruits fashion magazine. 

First song you played on repeat?
Jackson 5 - 'Love Song'   

A song from your favourite album?
Candi Staton - 'Young Hearts Run Free' 

A song you wish you’d written? 
Mariah Carey - 'Always Be My Baby' 

The last physical piece of music you bought?
Michael Jackson - 'Off The Wall' 

Best love song of all time? 
Daniel Caesar - 'Japanese Denim'

A song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
Kings Of Leon - 'Ragoo'

Name, where are you from?
Taya Francis, Nottingham. 

Describe your style in three words:
Oversized, comfortable and awkward. 

What’s the best gig you’ve ever been to?
H.E.R - she sings so beautifully live.   

Which new British bands are you listening to at the moment?
I'm so far away from current British bands at the moment that I really don't know any right now. 

Which sub-cultures have influenced you?
1970s Jamaican rude boys have influenced so much of my personal work recently and have had a lot of influence on my style. I loved Japanese street style growing up, so the quirky Tokyo Harajuku kids have always been my fashion idols. I used to get so excited anytime I could get my hands on a fruits fashion magazine. 

First song you played on repeat?
Jackson 5 - 'Love Song'   

A song from your favourite album?
Candi Staton - 'Young Hearts Run Free' 

A song you wish you’d written? 
Mariah Carey - 'Always Be My Baby' 

The last physical piece of music you bought?
Michael Jackson - 'Off The Wall' 

Best love song of all time? 
Daniel Caesar - 'Japanese Denim'

A song you like that people wouldn’t expect?
Kings Of Leon - 'Ragoo'

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