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Tata Naka’s inspiration for the AW15/16 collection comes from the popular murder mystery genre, the classic ‘who dunnit’.

As usual Tata Naka take a humorous approach to the theme by drawing from the classic board game Cluedo and mystery comedy films like ‘Clue’ and ‘Murder by Death’.

The main character in the Tata Naka murder mystery is based on the stylish Chinese American film star from the 1930s and 40s, Anna May Wong, who played the protagonist detective in her own series ‘The Gallery of Madame Liu-Tsong’.

This season prints are divided between three genres. Featuring Portraits created by the designers of classic Cluedo characters: Mrs Peacock, Colonel Mustard, Miss Scarlett, Mrs White, Reverend Green and Professor Plum all grace the surfaces of lush velvet and silk bonded neoprene.

Echoing the influences of Anna May Wong and Peter Seller’s inspector Sydney Wang, Tata Naka implement this oriental influence in the shape of classic Chinese dragons in the shades of vibrant turquoise, bright corals and rich plum.

The 1930 tea dress florals also make an appearance in poppy red, geranium blue, and orchid white.

Embellishments feature The ‘Cluedo’ weapons: revolver, dagger and the candlestick. These are featured as gold threaded appliqués on felted wool, silk rattan and vintage net.

This season features a range of fabrics and textures including georgette, silk velvet, and wool along with a luxurious rattan. Tata Naka have once again continued with the extensive use of bonded silk neoprene.

Footwear has the unmistakable stamp of Tata Naka; the classic oxford shoe updated with metallic detailing.

The Tata Naka AW15 Collection creates a myriad of textures, themes and possibilities for the wearer to explore and enjoy while developing their silhouette and range offering. Murder mystery meets luxury in an inspired collection.


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