Tata Naka autumn/winter 2018 collection presentation for LFW
Inspired by the folk costumes of Eastern Europe, Tata Naka took tradition and married it with modern silhouettes to create a striking autumn/winter 2018 collection that creatively blended past with the present.
Vibrant tales from the woods were conveyed through lucid tapestry prints of Red Army officers on horseback, lions and deer surrounded by segments of floral shrubbery, using a colourful palette of earthy tones, vermillion and midnight navy. Motifs were heavily detailed and bore a resemblance to Georgian Kilim rugs as well as Russian shawls.
Prominent A-line silhouettes were created with calf-length circle skirts, waist-cinching peplums and simply-shaped crew neck tops. Emphasis was clearly on the patterns, which ran amok to the call of the wild, clashing in a borderline kitsch but moreover charming manner.
Padded textiles could be seen on a classic double-breasted coat, jacket and bomber, while knitwear such as a dusty coral jumper and moss-coloured button-down cardigan with animal motifs added warmth to the kooky affair.
Photos: Kimberley Archer