Italy was the predominant inspiration behind the LADYTAIS Spring | Summer 2014 collection. The use of fine Italian silks and a colour palette of muted and bright colours are reminiscent of the Italian coast and cities, bringing a strong European flare to the SS14 collection. Taisia Novakhova, Founder and Creative Director of LADYTAIS, also drew from her Canadian surroundings; using the vast, plush landscape of Muskoka and the beautifully unique people of Toronto she was able to create pieces that were contemporary yet modern. Along with both European and Canadian influences, Tasia also went back to her Russian roots for this collection, and was inspired by the grandeur and opulence of the Russian ballet when choosing different textures and patterns. This collection reflects Taisia’s vision of Canada meets Europe, representing her move from Russia to Toronto.