A rotating cloud with a silver lining, Hurricane Katrina, interrupted Derroles Taylor’s second year of college at Xavier University of New Orleans.
"When you lose everything you have no choice but to start over and do something new."
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 began specializes in custom bridal gowns and formal women’s attire. She uses a combination sewing, pattern making, and design skills that she has perfected over time, to create one-of-a-kind garments and several curated original clothing collections.