Tata Christiane Couture is a fashion and costume label founded in 2007 by Julie Bourgeois and Hanrigabriel in Berlin. Bourgeios got her start as a wardrobe master for young theater companies and trained with stylists and wardrobe masters in Paris.
Part of what makes her work so amazing is her use of crocheting. The gorgeous handmade coat below is a patchwork of printed leather circles crocheted together. It's from a collection inspired by a journey Bourgeios made to Kiev to participate in the GOGOLFEST, the first multidisciplinary international arts festival in the Ukraine.
The pink and white tunic below is made of a mix of pink and white crochet and combined with lace and jersey. This is a one-of-a-kind piece.
Here's the official statement about what the label represents:"Tata Christiane Couture projects a vision of the street costume, using second hand, sophisticated vintage clothing and old grotesque dresses for old women aesthetics." Bourgeios explains her approach in an interview on Semi Domesticated, saying that, "Fashion is also for me a cross-over between various arts and ways of self-expression in a playful dynamic. Vintage, to me, is a playful element that surprises because of its variety and its stories."
Here's the designer decked out in fluffy, colorful collars. Photo from SoSo Magazine.
Whatever the meaning behind the clothing, these are strong, uniquely designed pieces. Bourgeios is an innovator and is someone to watch. You can see more at Tata Christiane Couture.