Natalie B Coleman is a native of Co. Monaghan, Ireland. In 2006 Natalie graduated from BA (Hons) Fashion & Design, Limerick School of Art & Design, by 2007 she was studying on the MA Fashion in Womenswear at Central Saint Martins under the tutelage of the late Louise Wilson.
In 2011, Natalie set up a studio and launched her eponymous label. Her collections play on feminine silhouettes with humorous and sometimes subversive illustrative prints and motifs.
Natalie's work pivots between tradition and innovation. The use of indigenous tweeds from family weavers Molloy & Sons in Donegal are frequently used in the collections. She has developed a modern Irishness in her work. This narrative is coupled with opulent fabrics, appliques, whimsical hand beaded and hand painted surface decoration.
In 2013 Natalie became the first Irish designer ambassador to Microsoft Ireland. This is an exciting role for the label bridging innovation and technology with fashion. The Surface pro4 device is used in her studio practice to sketch and photograph visual concepts for the collection while also operating as a social media tool to connect with her followers and clients.
In 2011 Natalie published An Archive with renowned graphic designer Paul Bailey. The book was specially commended at the Best British Book Design and Production Awards and was bought by London College of Fashion as part of their permanent library.
Natalie presents her collections at London and Paris Fashion Weeks. Her collections have been featured in magazines including Harper's Bazaar, Self Service, Grazia, Re-Edition, Double, Marie Claire and Dutch Vogue while fans of the label include Laura Whitmore, Angela Scanlon, Charlene McKenna, Marina & The Diamonds, Suki Waterhouse, Lily Collins, Little Mix and Mary J Blige.
In addition to owning and running a successful label Natalie is also a fashion lecturer at the National College of Art & Design, Dublin.