Tata Christiane is a vision of the street costume. It proposes an absurd and disturbing vision of beauty, with decline, maladjustment, extravagance, and immoderation. It plays with the borders of elegance, digging up our old memories, recycling the waste of our civilization. It is a monomania, a machination and a monstrous and sublime piece.
Tata Christiane could have been a punk, if she was not also an ambiguous queen, a one-eyed utist, a gypsy woman, and a street child. Tata Christiane is for boys and girls, women and transvestites, men and old people, kings, queens and madmen.
The brand develops two collections a year and produces collectors and unique pieces all year round. Using hand-made and small regional production practices, that focus on a variety of different fabrics and techniques, paying close attention to ecological materials, recycled textiles, small quantities, vintage fabrics and found originals in forgotten cities.
Julie Bourgeois and Gabriel Santini, originally from Marseille, founded Tata Christiane in 2007 in Berlin. They design their own prints and hand made garments. Standing for individuality, freedom, humor, fun and fantasy to assume a slow and ethical way to approach the way we dress and we are in the world.
Using hand made and small regional production, the design and the cuts, the materials, and the fabrics follow from the adaptation of poetic collage pieces, into a contemporary street garment, what we call desconstructed Couture.
Online shop: www.tatachristiane.com