TARA BABYLON - DJENNA 2022

Tara Babylon

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Event
Spring 2022
Launch
Thu - Sep 09, 2021 9:00 am - 9:30 am EST
Status
Finished

Tara Babylon's 2022 collection is called DJENNA which translates to paradise in Arabic. This work is a fusion of performance, dream and romance with an emphasis on textile, gender fluidity and RTW. Fabric is a key feature in the brand with this collection dedicated to organic, recycled and sustainable materials. This is Tara's first collection to launch shoes which includes a calf length rubber boot made out of recycled car tire. The tire fabric is recycled from American landfills which makes this shoe a contribution to lowering landfills in America.

References for this collection include Marilyn Monroe, James Van Der Zee and 1950’s protective wear wrapped in a blanket of utopian paradise that is Babylon. This collection and the brand ethos centers itself around cross-referencing unassociated visuals and subcultures. It is important for the brand to merge inspirations together that wouldn't normally sit side by side, this is how Tara Babylon artistically designs oneness. Collections are always developed by fabrication and performative photography: this drives shape, silhouette and detail.

Fabrications used in this collection are Eco Elastic, 100% Cotton Jacquard, Recycled and Organic Cottons, Hemp, Silk, Wool, Chiffon, Recycled Car Tire, Latex, Cupro and Faux Leather/Fur. The sublimination of the digital printing is environmentally friendly with eco conscious pigments and inks. The materials in this collection have been carefully picked and sourced from the most effective suppliers all over the world.

This collection is a romantic and wearable approach to the Tara Babylon world.

Tara Babylon TARA BABYLON - DJENNA 2022

TARA BABYLON - DJENNA 2022 Collection

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This dress is a one of a kind. This garment is all hand tufted and hand punched using 100% wool. Lining in organic cotton and cupro. The print on this dress is a landscape of a utopia, worn with a matching wide brim hat. The straps on this dress are a woven pink web with an option to adjust length. There is a back zip on this dress for closure down a lycra printed panel. Model pairs this dress with paradise print lycra gloves and pink latex square toe thigh boots.

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Jacquard weave paradise print flares and blazer. Flares made of 100% recycled cotton with a tapestry hem. Blazer made of 100% recycled cotton faced with silk hemp and tapestry sleeves. Matching jacquard cap. Model wears a black logo web belt with short black car tire boots.

Model wears hand-made tufted varsity jacket made out of 100% wool. Matching tufted wool cap with hand-punched roses. Cotton and silk floral fire scarf worn around the neck. On the lower half model wears paradise print lycra mens briefs. Model wears black latex square toe thigh boots.

Model wears jacquard weave mini dress with raw tapestry hem and a matching jacquard cap. Model carries a mini red and pink satchel bag, made out of environmentally friendly vegan leather with a paradise print silk lining. Finally for footwear the model wears tall black square toe latex boots.

This dress is a one of a kind. This garment is all hand tufted and hand punched using 100% wool. Lining in organic cotton and cupro. The print on this dress is a landscape of a utopia, worn with a matching wide brim hat. The straps on this dress are a woven pink web with an option to adjust length. There is a back zip on this dress for closure down a lycra printed panel. Model pairs this dress with paradise print lycra gloves and pink latex square toe thigh boots.

Jacquard weave paradise print mens pants. Made of 100% recycled cotton with a tapestry hem. Matching jacquard cotton cap. Model wears a lycra paradise print vest with web adjustable straps, this is paired with a matching belt. Boots worn are made out of recycled car tires.

Model wears paradise print lycra sports-bra with adjustable web straps. Matching lycra hotpants in paradise print. Dress-jacket made out 100% silk in paradise print with front zip closure. Jacquard weave cap & black latex square toe thigh boots.

Model wears caramel and rose 100% cotton knit unisex tracksuit. Jogging pants have a front pleat with elasticated waist. Sweater is raglan sleeved with a small embroidery logo. Caramel floral fire scarf worn as a head piece, paired with black car tire boots.

Model wears mens 100% hemp denim varsity blazer. On the lower half model wears hemp & tencel flares with a centre back zip. Outfit is paired with hand-made tufted wide brim hat in 100% wool. Pink silk and cotton printed scarf around the nexk. Model matches outfit with pink webbed belt and pink latex boots.

Eco elastic hand-woven mens vest edged in cotton silk binding, side zip closure. Mens lycra print briefs worn under 100% Hemp denim pants. The pants gather at the front when pulled with a belt, pants have both back and side pockets. Model wears jacquard weave cap and pink latex boots.

Model wears hemp and silk charmeuse raincoat. Hand-woven elastic mini dress with silk satin edge binding. Paradise print lycra hotpants. Model wears short black square toe boots made from recycled car tyre and eco friendly pvu.

Model wears a baby pink relaxed mini varsity jacket in vegan leather and luxury faux fur. Underneath a paradise print lycra sports bra with adjustable web straps. Cotton knitted print unisex sweatpants with front pleat made of 100% cotton. Lycra paradise print gloves paired with a floral fire cotton silk head scarf in caramel. Model pairs full look with pink latex rubber boots.

Paradise print mini dress in lycra with adjustable webbing straps. Thigh high boots made of latex rubber and eco-friendly pvu. Bucket hat show-piece is hand woven from elastic and hand-edged in silk satin binding.

Printed custom knit 100% cotton dress. This piece has a gathered front section which rouches together with a belt. The back of the dress is straight and sculpts the body with no gather details just a zip closure. Model wears short black square toe boots made from recycled car tyres. Black logo belt made out of webbing.

Model wears vegan leather and luxurious faux fur oversized varsity blazer, with double breasted front closure. On the lower half the model wears a cotton custom-knit high-waist men's chinos. This is paired with a with hot pink webbed belt. Pink cotton silk floral fire scarf worn around the head. Model finishes look with hot pink rubber latex short boots.

Baby pink dress-jacket made from vegan leather and plush luxurious vegan fur. The lining consists of a digital print logo cotton and cupro. Matching baby pink and vegan leather fur cap. Custom knit rose print stretch flares made from 100% cotton. Digital print lycra sports-bra with web adjustable straps. Model wears short black car tire boots.

Pink print 100% sheer chiffon dress-jacket with front zip closure. Hand tufted red rose bucket hat with vegan leather and cupro lining. Thigh high hot pink latex boots.

This is a unisex jumpsuit with a paradise print knit made of 100% cotton. The model wears a beige cotton silk scarf paired with a black logo web belt. The black shoes featured are made from recycled car tyres.

Beautiful jacquard weave paradise midi dress. This dress has a back zip closure with adjustable webbed straps. The bust area consists of a cotton/silk bra support, with off the shoulder detail. All finished beautifully inside with satin binding. Model pairs dress with lycra gloves in paradise print. Finished with short black boots made of recycled car tire and eco vegan leather.

Model wears a red one of a kind piece. This is a red rose hand-made tufted dress-jacket. This fabric is 100% wool. Outfit is matched with a tufted red rose bucket hat. Under garment worn is a pink 100% chiffon dress-jacket. Model finishes look with a hot pink logo web belt and short pink latex boots.

This pink harness dress is 100% silk with an eco digital print. The dress is worn with a matching dress-jacket made from 100% chiffon that has a front zip closure. This look is matched with a pair of pink Tara Babylon latex rubber boots. These boots have a glossy pvc edging and leather soles.

This is a hand-woven elastic ballgown incorporating safety-pin crochet and eco conscious digital print. The bra and straps are made out of hundreds of safety-pins and elastic which are attached to environmentally friendly vegan leather. The mid section of this dress is hand woven 2mm thick elastic connected with tulle and chiffon binding. The lower dress section is made out of tulle and silk. The model wears matching digital print tulle gloves.

  • Red Bag

    These bags are made from a carefully selected environmentally conscious scratch resistant vegan leather! This is the closest vegan leather you can find resembling real cowhide. All bags have a paradise print silk lining and inner zip pocket. The handle straps come in two sizes as shown on the bag, the long strap is adjustable. These bags come in Red and Black. This material is a non toxic, eco-friendly & healthy PU leather with top properties. DMF free water-based PU (polyurethane) “faux” leather is produced with water-based resin and without solvent. Compared to traditional PU leather, DMF free water based PU leather can reduce the energy consumption in the production process and can also achieve no exhaust fumes and water waste, so it can fully meet the high requirements of environmental protection. DMF free water based PU is also with excellent physical properties like hydrolysis resistance, solvent resistance, abrasion resistance & scratch resistance.

  • Caramel scarf

    These floral fire printed scarfs are made out of 75% cotton and 25% silk. The size of these scarfs are 38" by 38" and they come in Caramel and Pink.

  • Pink scarf

    These floral fire printed scarfs are made out of 75% cotton and 25% silk. The size of these scarfs are 38" by 38" and they come in Pink and Caramel.

  • Black Car Tire Boots

    These are environmentally conscious square toe boots. This shoe is a calf length black rubber boot made from recycled car tires and an eco PU edge. Tires can exist beyond 60 years sitting in landfills. This particular tire fabric is recycled from American landfills which makes this shoe a contribution to lowering landfills in America. The edging around the shoe is made from an environmentally conscious and scratch resistant vegan leather. This is the closest vegan leather to resemble cowhide. The shoes have a back zip fastening with natural leather soles. The heels measure 3" in height. The vegan leather edging is DMF free water-based PU (polyurethane). This “faux” leather is produced with water-based resin and without solvent. Compared to traditional PU leather, DMF free water based PU leather can reduce the energy consumption in the production process and can also achieve no exhaust fumes and water waste, so it can fully meet the high requirements of environmental protection. DMF free water based PU is also with excellent physical properties like hydrolysis resistance, solvent resistance, abrasion resistance & scratch resistance. Cleaning instructions: PU edging can be cleaned with warm water on a soft cloth or baby wipes. Car tire fabric can be cleaned with a lint roll or warm water on a cloth.

  • Pink Latex Boots

    These calf length pink boots are made out of shiny latex rubber. They have have a square toe with a back fastening zip. Pink pvc edging runs around the edge of the shoe for protection. The soles of these shoes are natural leather and the heels measure 3" in height. For Latex fabric: Keep out of direct sunlight and heat. Perfumes or antiperspirants should not make contact with latex, these products contain a mixture of chemicals that can react with rubber. Store in a dark dry place away from metals. These boots can be stored in a bog or box but should not mix with other colors as this can tarnish the pink. Avoid storing shoes in printed plastic bags as these can bleed onto latex. These boots can be washed with warm water on a soft towel, dust with talcom powder to avoid latex tears and easy foot access.

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Environmentally Conscious

Car Tire Boot

These are environmentally conscious square toe boots featured in the collection. This shoe is a calf length black rubber boot made from recycled car tires. Tires can exist beyond 60 years sitting in landfills. This particular tire fabric is recycled from American landfills which makes this shoe a contribution to lowering landfills in America. The edging around the shoe is made from an eco conscious and scratch resistant vegan leather. This is the closest vegan leather to resemble cowhide that has a water based resin supporting environmental protection. Compared to traditional PU leather, DMF free water based PU leather can reduce the energy consumption in the production process and can also achieve no exhaust fumes and water waste. The shoes have a back zip opening and come with natural leather soles. The heels measure 3" in height.

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The Process Of The Paradise Dress

Artisanal Textiles

This is a snapshot of the tufted paradise dress in mid production. The labour and hand-work that goes into some of these pieces take up to one month to produce. These hand-made textiles are all made by Tara herself. Here is a clear depiction of the artwork that is being replicated. The print is re-interprated onto cotton fabric with a needle-punch technique. All yarns used here are 100% wool.

BEHIND THE SCENES - DJENNA 2022

This video was shot and made by Steven Baboun @stevenbaboun. This BTS captures the process of the photography and videoshoot for DJENNA 2022. The models were shot on a green screen in preparation for the animated fashion video which was video'd by Marie Vic @_marievic_ and animated by Shayn Jackson @shaynja. This entire photo and video-shoot was a collaborative body of work.

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