Wednesday, November 28, 2012

{ Interview with Natalia Sanz }

Fashion Designer Natalia Sanz
Happy Wednesday!!

I recently had the pleasure and opportunity to interview Natalia Sanzone of the youngest and most talented Fashion Designers from the Washington DC area. Natalia's designs are innovative, edgy, with a contemporary feel. Her clothes are just amazing and we can expect to hear lots of talk about this young designer.
And now on to the interview...

Let's start with a little general information about you - where are you from?
I was born and raised in Silver Spring, MD but my parents are from Spain. I spent summers there as I grew up and learned a lot about my cultural background

How did you get started in the world of fashion?
My love of fashion began at a young age. I was in fifth grade and I used to stay up late watching fashion shows on the Style channel. I was fascinated by the designer collections and how they could convey a vision, a fantasy. From then on, I couldn’t see anything but a career as a fashion designer. Eventually I went to Miami International University of Art and Design and received my Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design.

What are the design concepts that most interest you?
I view designing a garment like being an architect who’s constructing a building. I create a base and layer in the details. I love the process of draping and patternmaking because that’s where I begin to really solidify my design concept. It allows me to build a garment making the idea a reality. Thus the concept that is depicted most through my garments is minimalism because of my design concept.

How does your design process begin? How do you get inspired?
My design process begins with research. I research color and fashion trends for the season I am designing for. I also research possible inspiration topics. I get inspired for many things. Sometimes its something simple like a photo, other times it is a concept or art movement. I am usually inspired by interesting textiles, architecture, geometric shapes and angles. Finding inspiration is a process and it comes at any moment. I always have a sketchbook handy for when I get ideas that I can use in future collections.

Tell me a little bit about your latest collection?
I am currently designing for Fall 2013. I am in the research process, learning about upcoming trends and concepts. I am creating an edgy ready to wear collection called Dark Romance with a focus on burgundy and plum tones with lace accents.

How do you describe your style?
I describe my style as a fusion of classic and modern design. I am very much inspired and influenced by classic design and tailoring but like to give my designs a modern twist and a little edge.

Do you have any style icons?
My style icons are all designers! Coco Chanel, Donatella Versace, and Donna Karen are among my favorites.

What future projects do you have in mind?
I would love to expand my line to include a men's wear line. I am very interested in the intricacies of men's tailored clothing.

5 quick questions:

Trend of the moment... Blousy tops and skinny jeans with boots that are all I wear at the moment haha

Favorite phrase... Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions. -- Coco Chanel

I don't like... leggings worn as pants

Facebook, Twitter or Instagram...which one? I'm really into Instagram, a picture is worth a thousand words

I believe... that passion, hard work, and dedication pay off

Thank you so much!

If you want you can follow Nathalia Sanz on Twitter and Facebook.

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Essa entrevista está postada na versão em Português no meu mais novo blog chamado CBBlogers - Comunidade Brasileira de Blogers. O site é super novinho e  foi pro ar alguns dias atrás. Ele é todo em português, e é dedicado ao nosso mundo de blogs, a moda, a novidades e ele tem principalmente o intuito de ajudar a criar a primeira comunidade brasileira de blogers no Brasil. Lá todo mundo pode participar, dar dicas, falar de novidades e também pode participar do blog da semana. Você não vai querer ficar de fora!! Dá uma passadinha por lá e deixe o seu recadinho!! 

Mil Beijos e espero que vocês gostem!


Designs of Fashion Designer Natalia Sanz

Designs of Fashion Designer Natalia Sanz

Designs of Fashion Designer Natalia Sanz


  1. Olá querida Ana, você me fez o convite para participar no novo site cbblogers. Faria todo o gosto, mas eu sou portuguesa e não brasileira!

    Beijos ♡

    1. Que peninha!! Mais obrigado pela visita, eu adorei o seu blog!
      Beijos, Ana