We take an exclusive sneak peak at Tina Kalivas‘ A/W European collection sold only OS but is currently being transformed and developed into an Australian S/S collection that will be available in September.
I asked Tina about the inspiration for the Totem collection…
“Unfortunately I did not go to the American desert and observe the sky and the stars as the Native Americans would have… but I was so inspired by their culture and beliefs so I went there in my mind! I always think it’s good to turn to your imagination when you can’t physically go somewhere.”
” I love Costume Design… My first job in London was working at premier Costume House ‘Angels and Bermans’ which was five expansive floors of costumes from Tudor, Elizabethan, Victorian, it had an ethnic room, a corset and crinoline section, a huge armour and military department the list goes on and on. It not only became the foundation of my design but a total education. More recently I worked in Japan for 6 months on the Japanese movie Goemon. It was rather insane creating these massive sci-fi ancient Japanese costumes and seeing them filmed with Japan’s most famous movie stars in front of a green screen… a totally surreal unique experience. What was even more crazy was being nominated Best Costume Designer at the Asian Film Awards… so much fun.”
Tina and I then talked about spirituality and superstition….
“I am quite a deep thinker so I tend to mix many creative layers and influences together. Superstitions are so fascinating, and when you look into what makes different cultures tick a lot of the time it comes down to what they believe in and superstitions. I myself believe in many things, mainly karma but like everyone else am still trying to work things out!”POSTED BY Romy