Nanushka’s Spring/Summer 2019 ‘Totem’ collection is revived from deeply rooted influential cultural references.


“Inner Wiseness is a value that I admire and discovered through my love of ancient Egyptian and Greek mythology. The sacredness and mysticism gave me not only an inspiration, but also a deeper understanding of myself, my values and my journey as a designer.” - Sandra Sandor


Nanushka’s Spring/Summer 2019 ‘Totem’ collection is revived from deeply rooted influential cultural references from distant nations, which have been emphasized with ancient Egyptian symbolism with accents of Wild Western Rodeo details.


With the collection making its debut at New York Fashion Week, the clothes showcased raw hues of cotton and linen that has been induced with vivacious hues of electric summer shades, consisting of rosebud, ice blue and burnt orange. With extra special attention being paid to cream and neutral shades, Nanushka’s natural love of organic fabrics has shined through with textiles left in their purest form.


An accentuated aspect of the collection is the strong inspirational influences, such as the Eye of the Horus, which has been carefully embroidered within particular simplified pieces. The use of dreamy draping techniques with a focus on proportions has invoked an effortless desert inspired journey that becomes clear within the clothes and the beautifully shot lookbook images.


Drawing inspiration widely from traditional ancient summer dressing style, silhouettes have been created with hints of Egyptian Shenti knotting techniques that have been referenced in the straps of luminous satin pieces such as dresses, bags, sandals, and blouses. Within summer dressing, prints present a bold, yet beautiful vibe that has been inspired by vintage duvet bedding that has been crafted in a signature paisley print, as well as new season animal and intarzia flower prints.


Nanushka’s signature function and flair characteristics have been pinpointed through comfortable fabrics, signature styles, while still paying homage to innovative techniques with authentic influence and inspiration. With new season statements such as the Yola sandals and the Tove bag, Nanushka makes a trendy contribution with adding micro accessories that have all been created authentically by using vegan leather.