Tata Naka autumn/winter 2017 collection presentation for LFWLondon Fashion Week AW17
The tropical fun collection was all about expressing the inner self, embodying the African culture as an international unifier. Tata Naka succeeded in showing a different side of the tribal heritage; a friendly, extrovert side created through unique fashion garments. Colourful tartan dresses and skirts with different patterns and prints, accessorised with multi-coloured, pale wild flowers and animal-print pony skin slippers created an accordant meeting between fashion and nature.
The collection included African waxed prints and silk jacquard fabrics, all being in bright, bold colours combined with tones of volcanic rocks and mineral pigments, suggesting blending of the line with nature.
The models represented the fearless, outstanding woman as they were dancing, covered in painted flowers reflecting the warm African sunshine. Tata Naka’s collection evoked the multitude of different people, cultures and identities which influenced fashion throughout history, creating an alluring creative chaos.
If it’s common for the more complex set of clothes to stand out from the crowd: here it was the opposite. One look distinguished itself from the others because of its simplicity: a pale beige, straight-fitted dress, with African–inspired appliqués of gold, red and blue, covering half it from the waist down.
Photos: Erol Birsen