Our Senior Designer, Natalie, has worked at Rare London for seven years. From working with our models at photo shoots, to researching catwalk shows and trends for inspiration when designing new collections, Natalie fills us in on life at Rare HQ…
What made you choose fashion design?
I studied Fashion Design at university and have always known I wanted to design fashionable womenswear clothing.
How did you get the job?
I originally worked for the Rare London concession in the Liverpool Topshop store and built a great knowledge of the brand starting from there. I then contacted the head office letting them know I was eager to be a part of the design team, I have now been a part of the team for 7 years.
I love working with the Rare team, there is always a fun and creative atmosphere, which always helps when designing party dresses.
Describe your typical day.
In a typical day I can go from working on a campaign photoshoot, to working on current trends and designing for the up and coming seasons ahead. I love being a part of all creative aspects of the Rare brand.
Any advice for aspiring fashion designers?
The best advice I would give to an aspiring designer is to gain as much experience as possible, interning is extremely beneficial to gain a lot of knowledge within different markets in the business.
What is your favourite piece from Rare at the moment?
My favourite piece of the SS15 collection is the Black Cape Sleeve Maxi Dress. I love this dress as I feel it is a key piece for any season and very true to my own style.