Designer Tiffany Brown made a major splash at NYFW S/S 2022 debuting her new monochromatic collection at Swift Studios. Having been featured in IMG The Shows in 2020, Brown has returned to New York City to showcase her new collection. Originally a small midtown boutique, Tiffany Brown Designs has expanded their timeless styles and unique private labeled products to the global market. With the return to in person runway shows, Brown’s Lavender collection ranges from from athleisure to couture with supreme construction like tailored suits, draping and extravagant tulle dresses. For the closing of the runway show – that was safely filled with masked, vaxxed-only guests due to the on-going pandemic, a special performance by the R&B twin-duo, JNA closed the show. For The Knockturnal had a chance to chat with Tiffany to discuss her new collection.
The Knockturnal: Tell us about what inspired your latest collection?
Brown: My latest collection is inspired by lavender. Lavender is really important because it is about healing and releasing tension. After COVID we definitely need to get back to not having tension and being relaxed. We all want to get back to luxury and get back to brunch, but a new normal version of it. The world has adapted to the changing times really well and my collection is about being back to a new normal and the light at the end of the tunnel.
The Knockturnal: What were you going for in your fabrics and textures for your latest collection?
Brown: Typically I’m really big about monochromatic looks. I think it gives it a really clean look and this is the third emerging collection that I’ve done mens clothing. I love displaying a his-and-hers look. Texture wise, I was inspired by a layered skirt and tiered look so there are a lot of those pieces in my new collection. Materialwise, I’ve been leaning into linen and feathers.
The Knockturnal: How has the process been in setting up your first in-person runway show in two years?
Brown: Coming from the emerging market, putting on a high level production show there is so many moving parts. Now I’m getting into lighting, seating of the room and acoustics. Collaboration is key. You cannot be stifled in what you’re looking for. I want to give the makeup artist control of makeup and hair. You give them your vision and then they can put their own spin on it. Otherwise you are stifling creativity.
The Knockturnal: What would you tell readers at home the most important thing you learned from the time you started your label until now.
Brown: I would definitely say consistency. There was a period of time where I had a clothing boutique and did not have any showings. It is important to do collective pieces twice a year. When you begin to grow, you will have a collection and show book to show IMG and CDFA.
You can visit the brand online at their website www.tbrownltd.com and follow Tiffany Brown on Instagram @tiffanybrowndesigns to learn more about her newest collection.