Within the discussion of Afrofuturism, the conversation is not complete with out the creators of physical products. Natalia is one such innovator. Check out her Blog as well as her entries for Reuters.
"NATALIA is a designer, surfer and tri-athlete. She speaks English, Spanish and Portuguese. In 2009, Natalia was honored by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader. Natalia was awarded Designer of the Year from Parsons, a title she shares with Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler. She has also received coveted design distinctions from Calvin Klein, Nylon and Ducati. The BBC, Reuter’s, WWD and New York Magazine, were among the first to cover her unique story.
Natalia has exhibited work and lectured at international conferences and museums, including: The Museum of the City of New York, Textiles the Next Horizon, Invista-Dupont Global Summit and Wearable Futures. In 2005, she founded Design Futurist, a design lab and think-tank specializing in fashion, sustainability and technology.
Design Futurist creates innovative clothing and products to help clients improve their companies, and the world. “Conformity is anonymity”, says Natalia who has advised Calvin Klein, Donna Karan, P&G and BT, to name a few."