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A collection of chats with Natalie,  including  insights to her time at The Royal College of  Art, meeting and working with the art, design and fashion glitterati as well as teaching at Central Saint Martins.

Nat Chat

Grayson PerryNatalie Gibson
00:00 / 04:13

Natalie chats about bumping into  Grayson Perry on a London bus and collaborating on the famous "Make a Dress for Grayson" annual project at Central Saint Martins.

Royal College of ArtNatalie Gibson
00:00 / 04:07

When Natalie moved from Chelsea Art School to The Royal College of Art, in the late 1950’s, she studied and met many creative artists who went on to be very influential in the years to come.

Paris Fashion ShowNatalie Gibson
00:00 / 02:43

The annual trip with the students to the Paris Fashion Shows & how, at times, some unusual approaches were used to get into the shows, legal or not!

Terence ConranNatalie Gibson
00:00 / 03:31

How Nat first came to meet Terence Conran, the unexpected opening of one of their collections and Terence giving her the keys to his cottage.

Early life & MarriageNatalie Gibson
00:00 / 09:29

Nat's early life & getting married -childhood days in Scotland & the challenges to overcome to get married

Screen printing & birdsNatalie Gibson
00:00 / 07:02

Screen printing, parrots & macaws - Nat’s love of screen printing at CSM & before & some of the animal stories behind her designs.

London - 70's, 80'sNatalie Gibson
00:00 / 08:50

The Royal College, Hornsey, selling work to the Italians, Fashion in the street fashion in 70's & 80's - being a student, becoming a teacher & London fashion eras. 

Inspiration, Italy & MarketsNatalie Gibson
00:00 / 07:33

Who inspired you, Paris to Italy trip, Markets & Carboot sales - great teachers to learn from, Paris with the Beatniks & car crash stories in Italy. The attraction of markets both in London & around the world.

St Martins & Fashion ShowsNatalie Gibson
00:00 / 08:14

Saint Martins, the early days, the fashion show & move to Kings Cross - the changes at Saint Martins, the soul & fun of Charing Cross Rd.

Fashion student adviceNatalie Gibson
00:00 / 07:46

Nat The Cat Name, Saint Martins & Soho, What's involved as a fashion student - Name thanks to Corinne from Swing Out Sister, College life based in Soho.

Travel - JaipurNatalie Gibson
00:00 / 06:37

Travelling & Jaipur workshop - inspiration from travelling the World & the wonders of Rajasthan & India.

Past Students & Japanise DesignersNatalie Gibson
00:00 / 05:41

Past students, help from the fashion world & Japanese Designers - help for students from established designers, where are some of the students now & the era of Japanese designers in fashion.