Natalia Kaut Couture
It is not often that I come across a new emerging designer venturing straight into Haute Couture, and by invitation I ventured to the Natalia Kaut London studio in the heart of Mayfair. The designer had caught my imagination just by the superb red evening dress of Italian lace, and uncompromising ostrich feathers, and I wanted to see more. The base of all her design influences came from classical music, as Natalia originally studied to be a concert pianist. Growing up in beautiful Odessa, architecture also plays a strong part in her inspiration, and most recently the Farm Street church has informed the shapes of the collection. Luxury fabrics are essential to Natalias’ designs giving every woman the feeling of elegance and luxury when wearing the clothes.
This philosophy is apparent, and for a while it was quite embarrassing as I literally took gasps of breath in complete awe, every time the model came out in a new dress. There was no casual wear here, the collection was an unappolegetic display of glamour and cocktail chic. There was definitely a variation of styles, the hard elements recaptured in a floor length feather skirt; the standout pieces in particular a midnight black crocodile leather jacket which doubled as a dress, paired with a super sexy and super short, silk netting pouffe skirt. The layered ruffled rose-pink silk organza dress was a dream, with patent red cut outs on the shoulders across the decolletage. It was such a pleasure shooting Dani Miltenberger other than being gorgeous, she was so graceful, and brought life to the clothes, which range from £300-£4,000, View more pictures from inside the studio on the Adorngirl Facebook page, and I look forward to the intimate settings of the upcoming Natalia Kaut LFW SS13 presentation.