astronomical...

Inspired by Native American totem poles and the night sky the Autumn/Winter 2010 collection by Tina Kalivas is absolutely mind blowing. The prints are some of the most stunning I have ever seen. They are entirely striking and utterly dreamlike. Not only that but the sharp cut and tailoring of the garments are impeccable. Many of the shapes are quite traditional and simple but it's the details that set it apart. The digital prints are contrasted with traditional embroidery while wools and silks are mixed with power mesh and black shiny plastic. It is completely unexpected yet in some ways pays homage to the creations of the late Alexander McQueen who Tina used to work for. This collection is a total stunner. You can check out her Spring/Summer collection on Asos where it is currently being stocked. Personally, I'd love to have one of her pieces, but for now I'm pretty content just staring into the print on the dress pictured above... it's pretty mesmerizing.