A rotating cloud with a silver lining, Hurricane Katrina, interrupted Derroles Taylor’s second year of college at Xavier University of New Orleans. By chance she was presented the opportunity to continue at Parson School of Design at The New School in Manhattan, NY. Here she was immersed in the world of fashion and design. New York’s fast pace competitive environment gave her the determination to take here skills to new levels.
Ms. Taylor returned to her home of New Orleans armed with her new skills and a sewing machine. “Derroles the Dressmaker” was born. She began working as a dressmaker combining her skill and talent with the rich cultural influences of the city where she was born.
She has been creating customized garments for her clients since 2007. She specializes in custom bridal gowns and formal women’s attire. Each garment is made to the specifications provided by the client. She uses a combination sewing and pattern making skills that she has perfected over time, to create one-of-a-kind garments.