Natasha is a final-year fashion design and textile student at Lasalle College of the Arts. She studies various textile-making approaches through a contemporary lens. Constantly looking for new inspirations, she experiments with her textiles which consist of prints, natural dyes, and embroideries, while intuitively addressing environmental issues within the fashion system.
Natasha Viodora Simarmata believes that design should align with good intentions which resonate with people or communities, while at the same time, fulfilling environmental responsibility.
Memento means a keepsake of an event. Natasha Viodora Simarmata wanted to create garments to remind how humans and nature are interconnected, which hopefully inspire its viewer to be more conscious and mindful of their surroundings. This is done by imprinting leaf prints that are moving and irregularly shaped, symbolising a passage in time of the living entities we often overlook. The collection uses traditional dyeing methods and bundle dye, while patina work in the form of embroidery enhances the beauty from the print design. Additionally, the construction uses strings as fasteners to emphasise comfort and relaxation.