Natalie Gibson began the Fashion Print course at Central St Martins in the 1980s having begun designing in the 1960s. Her work features hyper real flowers and cats plonked onto bright backgrounds. They are all slightly bonkers and crazy but have been her signature style since she started out. There seems to be a heavy Japanese influence in her work which could be described as kitsch but it lacks some of the sugary pastel palettes that you’d associate with that look and instead feels bold and vivid. Her style can be seen in many of her student’s work such as John Galliano, Matthew Williamson  and Alexander McQueen.

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