Get To Know The Designer: Natalie Martin

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Natalie Martin’s boho dresses are all the rage right now and have been spotted on Busy Philipps, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rihanna, Barbra Streisand and more. Although celebrities are rocking her designs, Martin’s clothing is reasonably priced for the level of quality you get. You can expect to pay anywhere from $120-$388, depending on the item, design, and material. From tops, bottoms, kimonos, and dresses, you are bound to fall in love with the laid back materials and prints Martin has to offer.

A little about Martin’s collection:

Natalie’s dresses are made from hand batik printed silk. Batik is a centuries old craft performed by the finest artisans in Indonesia. This painstaking process involves the technique of manual wax-resist dying. Once the fabric is painted with wax designs, it is placed in a dye bath where only the areas with no wax are dyed. The wax is then removed with boiling water, and repeated if multiple colors are desired.

Because this process is all done by hand (not one machine involved) and then dried by the sun, you will find some color and printing differences between fabrics and products. This is what gives our collection its unique charm, and makes each piece special.

In this day and age when fast fashion is causing harm to the planet and not adding any real value to your wardrobe, Martin and designers like Christy Dawn and Doen are presenting consumers with quality clothing that will last a lifetime. But let’s face it, sometimes paying for quality takes a toll on the wallet; however, this does not mean it’s not for you! There are plenty of ways to shop for quality items through secondhand resources like Poshmark, Ebay and Etsy.

I for one just purchased a 100% silk Natalie Martin dress that retails for $250, at the low price of $75 on Poshmark. There is always a way to find what you are looking for without breaking the bank, it just takes some digging.

Natalie Martin launched her collection 9 years ago and has had a lot of success since then. I find her inspiring in many ways, but most of all for designing pieces that she wants to wear and hang in her closet. After all, trusting in your aesthetic is the number one characteristic to possess as a designer.

Here is a great article mothermag.com did on Natalie: https://www.mothermag.com/natalie-martin/

Check out her website here: https://www.nataliemartincollection.com/

 

 

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