Capture the essence of South America with Tata Naka’s magical SS16 collection, which was showcased for the first time during London Fashion Week. Concentrating on innovative shapes, modern clean lines and stolen memories, the vibrant collection celebrates the quirky and fun aspects of fashion design, specialising in beautiful digital prints that encapsulate the notion of an exotic Summer destination.
The colourful creative collection set London Fashion week alight with powerful pieces encompassing a range of subtle concepts, inspired by the talented works of Columbian award-winning Novelist Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Mexican painter Diego Rivera.
Intricate origami-style shapes ingeniously incorporate the famous Diego Rivera ‘Calla Lillies’ painting, creating statement-making pieces which add a futuristic edge. Cropped blazers and stylish jackets feature a kaleidoscope of colours, bringing a military theme to the collection as inspired by Marquez’s South American dictator in the classic novel ‘The Autumn of the Patriarch.’
The political and historical references are further reinforced with a colour palette infusing creams, browns and burgundies yet contrasting them with subtle shades of yellow, green, blue and metallic silver. The striking array of prints and sculptured shapes combined with a picturesque colour palette ensures that this collection completely encompasses the beauty of South American culture.
The fine range of fabrics include textured silk, beading and appliqué in addition to the classic prints that Tata Naka have become renowned for. Key pieces from the collection are ideal for the warm season, including crop trousers, shorts, midi skirts, dresses and swimwear.
As Central Saint Martin graduates and three-time award winners, twin sisters Tamara and Natasha (known as Tata and Naka) have garnered a keen following with celebrities including Cameron Diaz and Sarah Jessica Parker. With originality and the ability to think outside of the box, it’s not hard to see why their collections are admired by fashionistas far and wide, and this new SS16 collection is definitely one to see.