Meet a designer who combined fashion, technology and sustainability to become an international leader in her field. By: Daria Meoli
Natalia Allen, a native New Yorker and founder of Design Futurist, is equal parts fashion designer, entrepreneur, and innovator. Instead of taking the traditional route of most young designers, she started her own business. Allen designs innovative clothing and products that help her clients improve and expand their lines around sustainability. She specializes in smart textiles, sustainable design, luxury products, and performance apparel, and her roster of clients includes Calvin Klein Collection, Donna Karan, Procter & Gamble, DuPont, Philips, BT, Quiksilver, and Saks Fifth Avenue.