Question: What originally motivated you to start Claudia Savage?
Natalie Hutton: The long of it is I had always wanted to be "an artist" which to me was drawing and painting what I wanted and living off the proceeds of sales. Well, a combination of losing my folio in a fire and the discovery that most people wanted me to draw their partner or pets put me well and truly off the idea of illustrating for others.
Interview by Brooke Hunter.
Melbourne designer Natalie Hutton has taken home her first international accolade this weekend at the World Of Wearable Art awards in New Zealand. One of only eight Australian finalists in this year’s finals hosted at a gala event on Friday night, Natalie’s Claudia Savage was up against 148 finalists from 17 countries. Her debut piece, Echoplex – Goddess of Reverb, took out the coveted Avant-Garde section in the 30th annual awards.Read More
“I’ll be asking Natalie to describe some of the remarkable fashion she’s created and get the lowdown on what she expects when she travels across the ditch to represent her country.”
Melbourne based designer Natalie Hutton is one of only eight Australian finalists in this year’s international World Of Wearable Art finals. Taking her label Claudia Savage to the iconic New Zealand event, she will be up against designers from 17 countries, and is one of only two Melbourne finalists, an impressive feat. The World Of Wearable Art celebrates its 30th year in 2018 and features a massive 148 finalists.Read More