PhotographyOver the years, Natalia developed a strong relationships with four photographers who could capture the essence of Natalia's designs. Trevor and Faye Yerbury, Douglas Robertson and Kasia Maliszewska.
Trevor and Faye Yerbury
I was very fortunate to meet the Yerburys early in my career as a fashion designer. Trevor was commissioned to photograph a wedding, the bridal gown I made, and the picture won Kodak UK Wedding Photographer of the Year in 1997. Interestingly, in 2008 Faye used another of my dress and won again.
The work of Faye and Trevor in photographing the female nude has been recognised internationally and Faye and Trevor are now running workshops and seminars all over Europe.
Trevor holds a total of 14 Kodak European Gold Awards. His recent SWPP awards include UK Glamour Photographer 2006 and UK Fashion Photographer 2006.
I met Douglas at a furniture designer evening back in 1998 and I was fascinated by his ability to make work seems effortless.
We had so much fun shooting a fashion show I did at the Scottish National Gallery.
He recently started organising house concert in is delicately refurbished apartment where you can enjoy great music in a special atmosphere.
- Kasia Maliszewska ,
I've been working with Malishka Photography for my last two collections. I love Kasia's composition and the way she use the whole environment and the surrounding colours.
The light and every little moments are always perfectly captured
- John Archibald
John is a relatively new name on the photography field. A former Analyst, he did what a lot are thinking of doing and talk of doing but never get to do.
John left the safety of his work to pursue his passion and what a result. John is extremely good with people and has great taste, making it a very talented photographer
It’s not every day a fashion designer is contacted by a physicist to
contribute in breakthrough scientific conference.
In 2010, I received an email from Ulrich Goerlach, Professeur Physique des Particules (Professor of Particle Physics, University of Strasbourg).
He was researching a dress to explain how fabric reflects lights and the elasticity of textile fabrics and yarns. The bias cut is the best dress to reflect light and a perfect example of how fabric can float and embrace curves.
The conference also covered invisibility cloaks, which would be great to hide a few inches here and there, but I am not sure I want my dress to make its wearer invisible. Anyway, now scientifically proven, my bias cut dress is unique in the way it holds on its wearer!
Performing ArtEdinburgh is a great place to be living in. There is always something happening. Summer festivals always bring the most amazing troupes and original shows.
Last year, I was lucky to perform in two critically acclaimed shows.
Dance marathon, a show recreating 1930’s dance marathons, by Toronto's interdisciplinary theatre collective, bluemouth inc. Amongst all the different choreography I had to perform, I was able to dance some lindy hop, a dance I particularly enjoy.
Al Bowlly's Croon Manifesto, produced by Rip-roaring theatre, was another show I enjoyed dancing lindy hop and tango in. The performance was, through live music and dance, celebrating the life of 1930’s crooner, Al Bowlly, the big Swoon, who is credited with inventing crooning and being the first "Pop Star”.
I can’t reiterate enough how the 1920s and 1930’s music, dance and fashion influenced my new collection.