Natashia’s childhood influences her creative point of view, something that was shaped by living between the frantic pace of London with the more cerebral surroundings of the gentrified town of Bath.
Her love of fashion design began at an early age with her mother teaching her the skill of pattern making so that she could channel her creative energies, which inspired her at the age of 16 to set sail on a journey that took her from Bangkok to Bali as a design assistant.
She began receiving recognition in the industry and was soon onto her next endeavours as a designer for Guess in Hong Kong followed by designing at Nasty Gal in Los Angeles.
All elements of fashion and design seem to filter down into Natashia’s being, and now currently residing in Downtown Los Angeles she runs her own line of women’s ready-to-wear, Paper Machine. About her line she says:
“Paper Machine has been a self funded labour of love that has been my sole focus since December 2015.
Dedicating all of my creative energies to Paper Machines first capsule collection has allowed me to ensure premium quality control from local manufacturers.
My background in graphic design has enabled me to have full creative control from logo and website design to press materials, everything you see was created by me“.
Proudly made in LA, with hand-made elements, the brand evokes Natashia’s sense of passion, something that she has been able to do with the strong community around her’
“With the support of my talented friends in the film and fashion industry, I have been able to curate original branded content videos and photo shoots that have been instrumental in bringing my creative vision to life.
You are invited to join us on this journey and to be a part of the Paper Machine Revolution.”
Natashia wears all Paper Machine in her photo set, with her favorite shoes — burgundy velvet creepers from the Fenty Puma by Rihanna collection.
Images and words provided by our super talented friend Alexander Laurent.