An Introduction & Interview with Natalia Kaut

THEN AND NOW is proud to announce to our customers and fans, the new addition of Natalia Kaut, a luxury womens wear brand, famed for their beautiful and opulent pieces, which double up as the perfect and must-have party wear for the season ahead.

Not only are we absolutely obsessed with this glamorous brand, but we are also extremely excited to be the UK’s only stockist of Natalia Kaut.

Enjoy browsing both the Autumn/Winter 12 collection under ‘NOW’ and the Spring Summer 12 collection under ‘THEN’ that feature beautiful floor length mesh gowns, jumpsuits, neoprene Jackets, and our must have piece for Christmas – the beautiful lace and soft ostrich feather ‘Corrie Red Dress’, all of which are exclusively made to order by purchasing from THEN AND NOW.

As a treat for you all, we caught up with the busy designer Natalia for an insight into her inspirations and goals for the brand.

If you weren’t a designer, what would you be?

If I wasn’t a designer I think I would like to be an actress or singer. I am trained to be a concert pianist so could always have done that too.

When did you know you wanted to be a designer? What led you to this career?

From the age of 5 I have always wanted to be a designer. Although I studied as a concert pianist I have always designed clothes for myself, I took the step to create collections when encouraged by my friends reactions to my clothes. Through help from friends I set up my own brand – Natalia Kaut London.

Who or what inspires your designs?

Architecture, culture and classical music are probably the main inspirations which influence each collection. Farm Street church in Mayfair has inspired shapes and details of collections but also woman with a strong character, who know themselves also inspire me, for instance Luisa Marchesa Casati was a big influence on my SS13 collection.

Who do you see wearing the collection? Who is the typical Natalia Kaut customer and what are they like?

Women who love the feel of luxury and want something a bit different, a modern twist on classical garments. A typical customer is successful, charming and mysterious individual who like to highlight her femininity through her clothes.

What do you see your pieces being worn with?

My pieces speak for themselves. The consideration for the cut, colour and detail of each piece means they can be worn with minimal if any other pieces.

What’s been your career highlight so far?

I feel my career highlight is still to come…

Who would you love to see wearing your pieces?

To select a few I’d say, Anna Della Russo, Daphne Guinness and Natalia Vodinova.

Your favourite place in the world is…?

The city. It doesn’t matter where but in a city.

Finish the sentence ‘I never leave home without…’

My purse/bag

As always, THEN AND NOW would love to see our beautiful designer pieces worn by THEN AND NOW customers so feel free to submit your images wearing Natalia Kaut to [email protected]