Wednesday 21 September 2011

Tata Naka, London Fashion Week, London

If you missed the Tata Naka show at Somerset House yesterday for London Fashion week, then you really did miss a corker.  Carefully, and so wonderfully intelligently considered by the ever talented  under the directorship of the lovely Ms. Davidge.  This kind-of-installation was inspired by the work of Pina Bausch and really was quite stunning.  If you're not familiar with Pina Bausch, she was a "German performer of modern dance, choreographer, dance teacher and ballet director" (Image at bottom of entry)  What we haven't shown here is how Bausch's work has been so brilliantly translated for this photo shoot beyond these images.  A variety of layers emulating the fashion were placed behind the models at various times as if they had melted into the background.  Rose petals and chairs on which the models were stood or laying perfectly beautifully referenced and reinterpreted the work of Bausch.  In conjunction with the work of Tata Naka and their reconstructed prom dresses of hand printed, stolen memories with underlying sinister layers communicated just how thought provoking these two designers really are.  In the meantime of course, we all need a facilitator in order to bring these strands together and, as always the incredible Ms. Davidge at  pulls it off to her ferociously high standards once again.   

Image Copyright Clau Damaso

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