Designers: Natalia De Martin
Label: The Last Romantic
When did you know you wanted to become a fashion designer… I knew I wanted to be a fashion designer from a very young age, about 8 years old. I remember telling all my cousins I was going to be a fashion designer and regularly putting together catwalk parades of my latest designs. As I grew up I knew that my fascination with the art of clothing was more than just about looking good. As a designer it’s a feeling you create which is captured in the clothes for the wearer.
Which fashion designers inspire you… Designers such as Willow, Luella, Ninna Ricci, Rodarate and John Galliano.
I would describe my style as… My style is a combination of contemporary-twist, femininity, quirkiness, and a slice of real innovation. A style specifically designed for strong women who are confident within themselves and want to look unique.
I’m inspired when… I feel I am so easily inspired to design. Travelling, meeting new people, learning about other cultures. All things foreign and unknown allow my mind to open up to new creative adventures.
The best advice anyone has ever given me was… Reach for the stars and to never give up.
In five years time I hope to be… I hope to be making women feel wonderful about themselves as they wear The Last Romantic. A well known brand in Australia and overseas. I want to be known as a designer who has the perfect balance of innovation and wearability. I want my clothing to represent the unique Australia woman. I want to set the mark of Australian fashion. One of my goals is to be stocked in David Jones and easily accessible to women all over the world.
THE LAST ROMANTIC – Powerful, Feminine, Whimsical and effortlessly stylish.