Natalia Kaut is an award-winning fashion designer who lives and works in London.
Natalia was born in to a Russian family of a seaman father and chef mother. As a little girl she made an attempt to make her own dress from her grandmother’s precious old fabrics. Natalia graduated from The University of Classic Music and Arts, where she learnt to play piano and performed at classical music concerts. Being a talented musician Natalia got a music teacher’s job, but she soon gave it up to become a fashion designer.
Before founding her eponymous label in 2011, Natalia Kaut used to work at her own atelier in London. Apart from working with private clients Natalia collaborated with students from Central Saint Martin’s College of Art and Design and London College of Fashion.
At the time Natalia was only designing outfits for herself. Numerous compliments from friends and even total strangers, who were querying her about the names of labels she was wearing, convinced Natalia that there might be a market for her creative hobby. She started by making exclusive garments for her friends. Praise for those early works encouraged her to finally launch her own brand in 2011.
Natalia Kaut label breakthrough happened when her team debuted on London Fashion Week in 2011 . The new bold label won the award for Innovative Creativity at The Victoria and Albert Museum and got recognition in a high-end fashion industry and among celebrities.
In 2013 Natalia Kaut label took part in Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia in Moscow , where it won new admirers. Moscow’s fashion society warmly welcomed signature structured silhouettes by the Russian-origin designer from London. The collection was also spotted by the costume department of the iconic Bolshoi Theatre.
Natalia Kaut’s showroom is based on Farm Street in the heart of Mayfair, where she meets her clients. The label is famous for its bold design, bright colours and locally-sourced fabrics, such as silk organza, leather, patent leather and merino wool. All clothes are handmade at a small factory in London. The latest Autumn-Winter 13/14 collection in Sapphire blues and Emerald greens is titled ‘Wallis’ after Duchess of Windsor.
Natalia gets her inspiration from classical music, art, her early life in Vienna and architecture, including a beautiful wall ornament on Farm Street church. Her collections are complemented by an oversized jewellery line with the same bold prints and precious and semi-precious stones. Natalia Kaut clothes, outerwear and accessories are often worn by celebrities, including the likes of Rita Ora, Paloma Faith, Leona Lewis, Ellie Goulding, and Sarah Harding. Natalia describes her private clients as powerful self-made women, who are not afraid of experiments and can pull of any design.
Apart from creating beautiful clothes, enjoying art and travelling, Natalia Kaut participates in charity. One of the brand’s latest activities is support of the Naked Heart Foundation an organisation founded by model Natalia Vodianova to help poor children in Russia.
Currently Natalia Kaut’s team is participating in European fashion capitals’ trade shows, preparing for the next London Fashion Week and working on collaboration with one of the brand’s celebrity clients.