Tata Naka – London Fashion Week – AW17

With the accent of nature, and the alluring warmth of both print and pattern, Tata Naka’s Autumn/Winter collection was the perfect proposition of not only fun, but also knowledge. Taken from a continual reference from Tribal Africa, Tata Naka made use of the influence of African waxed print, combined with silk jacquard fabric inspired by commemorative cloth from the late 1960s – two creative aesthetics that led to an embodiment of both excitement and spirit. Indeed, Tata Naka exposed the very spirit that lies within tribal Africa, working with the complimenting clashing of tartan and floral prints, tailored cuts and shapely silhouettes, offering a preposition of wearability yet allowing a comfortable clashing of both emotion and liveliness in this presentation of reinterpreted territory. Not only did this season see Tata Naka revealing a collection that took the onlooker away from the intense nature of fashion week, but it also saw the introduction of footwear, working with animal-print pony skin slippers that fully extended the aesthetic and liveliness of the Tata Naka brand. This season proved Tata Naka to be a label of growing credentials, a brand that notably stays true to its aesthetic, and welcomes its onlookers into a design acknowledgement that both observes and celebrates its original design purpose.

words by Jasmine Banbury

Images by Andrew Gough

With thank to –

The British Fashion Council 

Tata Naka