Natalia Romano, a Los Angeles native, is a self-taught couturier and a rising young designer in the West Coast fashion scene. At age fourteen, she attended the summer fashion program at OTIS School of Art and Design in Los Angeles where she was one of the youngest students to enroll. While in high school, Natalia was accepted to the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising (FIDM). As the youngest student in her class again, Natalia stood out as a creative and energetic young talent. As a student in the prestigious advance study program, Natalia was asked by Mattel to design a gown in celebration for 50th anniversary of Barbie. Her winning design is a one-of-a-kind gown that
was reminiscent of Barbie’s first 1950’s bathing suit. Natalia additionally took on other projects, designing a dress for the unveiling of the Los Angeles Kings’ new team jersey and Warner Brothers for the 70th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz. Later working with Disney and Colleen Atwood, for the release of Tim Burton’s Alice in Wonderland.
Soon after graduating, Natalia Romano established her own company, debuting her ready-to-wear collection in Spring
2009. Natalia Romano collections are now available in boutiques worldwide.