Tuesday, 21 December 2010

blossoming talent

Guess you know I have a strong inclination for young 
designers, newcomers and gifted fashion graduates able 
to leave their own mark ever since their debut graduate 
collection, exactly like Natalie Rae Richardson did.

”My inspiration came mainly from Ryan Berkeley's illustrations,
each illustration really dicated a lot about each look, colors, 
details, silhouettes” said the final year student of 
interview making reference to the illustrator's 
antropomorphic colorful works.

Her riveting collection shows soft tailored outfits with 
American 80's hints, dropped shoulders and loose fitting 
shapes blending embroideries with fashion forward 
hand-dyed elements to fully match Berkeley's 
original illustrations palette. 
Pastel tones are juxtaposed with rusty brown hues, 
a cobalt blue oversized 'Gazelle' coat with handworks 
mimicking the animal fur is simply awesome.

As an animal rights activist since early age, Natalie cared 
to use organic, fair trade fabrics and ethically sourced hand 
embroidering techniques during the production process.
For her its all about ethical/sustainable fashion 
and style, of course.

All photos by Sean Michael

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