October 9, 2011
(all photos are mine so please credit accordingly)
This season’s Tata-Naka show was clearly floral inspired, not just obvious from the collection itself, but in true Tata-Naka style, in every other detail. From the potpourri, flower seeds and chocolate roses in the goodie bag, the flower topped bottles of lemonade and the beautifully decorated (and equally tasty) velvet cakes, disguised as lollipops.
Now you might be thinking, florals? For spring? Hardly groundbreaking. But rest assured the girls brought it extra flare with further inspiration from Pina Bausch- the late German choreographer, whose use of movement, colour and set design shone through the Spring/Summer 2012 collection. With the cuts coming from dancewear inspired looks, such as asymmetrical skirts and petal shapes skirts placed over long pleated chiffon.
The details that stood out for me where the beautifully embellished tops, sheer shirts with printed shoulders and a pastel pink crop top with beaded tassels.
As ever, the Tata-Naka show rounded off the last womenswear day beautifully, by creating their own take on a classic spring theme, and seeing to every detail- that is what makes this growing label truly stand out.
I wrote this for Notion Magazine