The Tata Naka Fall/Winter 2018 collection, by twins and design partners Tamara and Natasha Surguladze, consisted of only bold colors and prints. Influenced by Eastern European folk traditions and dress, the pieces reference Russian Pavlovo Posad floral shawls and Georgian Kilim figurative illustrations.
Utilizing all bright colors, save for several gray-toned ensembles, the collection exuded liveliness. The floral prints were nearly abstracted when used on accordion pleated dresses and skirts. In other places, like on sleeves or collars, they added a pretty accent. The larger illustrated print of lions and deer was artistic and modern. One look consisted of a mid-length a-line dress and a bomber jacket both done in the blue and green based lion print. An assortment of pieces were also done in stripes and check prints, which provided a nice transition to the more graphic patterns.
Some of the looks seemed a bit summery, with cut-out details, crop tops and off-the-shoulder necklines, in combination with the exuberant color palette. However, this was contrasted by the thick velvets and a few knit pieces that were included.
The collection clearly expressed the designers’ Georgian heritage, while mixing in modern interpretations of cultural influences.
Images courtesy of Tata Naka.
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