Taka Naka x

issue7-10 Taka Naka like to play with the eye and revel in experimenting with the unexpected. Basking in rich sources of inspiration subtle it’s not, capturing shifts in every mood..at the same time and layering them up like a rich mouth watering pavlova.issue7-9 Their signature are impressive in-house prints based on paintings or photography.  For AW14  they’ve  taken  it a step further taking the world of interiors: prints from Carpets, wallpaper, tiles and porcelain as their point of inspiration.  As well as – and appropriately given the exhibition going on in London at the moment – the wonderful work of Matisse.     issue7-11 issue7-12

The aim is an exotic clashing effect, beautifully constructed with print on print.

issue7-15There’s a true fascination about how it all weaves together..helped by the incredible sets of these photos..

issue7-17   The Designers, identical twins Tamara and Natash Surguladze, say that by working together their designs reflect their contrasts..and yet still reveal the dual nature of the brand. issue7-18 issue7-19

That print on the bomber jacket..so evocative..


So Matisse..


The Collection is a new twist on relaxed dressing within luxurious symbols.

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Instead of searching for a point of rest, like a Bird of Paradise, the Collection sings it’s shimmering  little heart out in perfect harmony..

Laters, Kate x


  1. holzfeder

    I don´t have words. Would not even in Spanish. Where do you find these treasures, dear Kate? Deeply inside, I am number 22 and what would be number 23 (right after 22). I just wish I´d dare.

  2. motherhendiaries

    TN21 and TN34 are mine… just sayin’… LOVE THIS!!! A real feast for the eye and big statements everywhere. Gorgeous! Now to go rob a bank…

  3. Lia in Brussels

    The moment I clicked and your page opened, I went… whououp… sat straight and instinctively put a larger distance between my eyes and my screen! And I’m still absorbing everything! Wow!

  4. KerryCan

    Well, predictably, I like the solid color outfits the best but there’s great deal of joy in all of them. I love the humor, too, of the clothes matching wallpaper, etc.

  5. jackiemallon

    Glorious! I have a friend who worked with them in their early days and it was apparently chaos inside. It’s nice to see they are still going and so strong! And maybe the chaos inspires those clashing colorful prints . Whatever gets their juices flowing! xox

  6. fashionassist

    J’adore and thank you so much for sharing all these glorious Taka Naka gems…
    totally struck by the photographer’s keen eye for mixing pattern and colour…
    as well as that of the designers–fabulous collection and shoot!! ~xo