Nathalie Hambro’s couture handbags and her limited edition clothes are housed in the Permanent Collections of the V&A museum.
Her stainless steel mesh handbag ‘Cabat n1’ was selected and showcased as one the two handbags symbolising the Millennium, (the other was ‘Chanel 1999 Millennium’). Hambro clothes are made from silver/grey reflective fabric, lined with shocking pink matt silk satin and stitched with pink fluorescent thread; all fastenings are magnetic. Hambro’s clothes where displayed for two years in the Fashion galleries with Tracey Amin’s International Woman appliqué suitcase.
Contemporary Decorative Arts, 1999, 2000,2001,2002, 2003
Nathalie Hambro participated to each of the five years of the duration of the selling exhibition, showcasing her jewellery, (cufflinks, necklaces, bracelets).
Waste to Taste, 2003
A design and art project focusing exclusively on work made from recycling material. Hambro contributed her Cappuccino dress, a ballgown entirely handmade with used coffee filters.
LOSA, 2002, 2003
LOSA a groundbreaking initiative to bring together traditional skills and top level international designers to collaborate together with indigenous KwaZulu-Natal tribes. The resulting products sold at Conran London and Conran Paris.
Nathalie Hambro and designers Tom Dixon, Kate Blee, and duo Barber-Osgerby.
SOTHEBY’S (New York)
To Have and to Hold, 1998
An exhibition of Hambro’s limited edition, couture handbags. The exhibition to coincide with the launch of her award-winning book The Art of the handbag at Rizzoli bookshop.
Pulp Fashion, 1999
Nathalie Hambro participated to a design exhibition dedicated to hand-made fashion items made out of paper.
Nathalie Hambro’s diverse designs encompass a cross section of various fields; handmade packaging: origami-like boxes to contain jewellery and other small items, graphic design, including logos, (Losa-Sothebys, Nathalie Hambro, NMH Ltd, invitations for the Royal Academy of Arts: Minuetto, Chinese Ball)…
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, 1997, 2004
The Museum at Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), New York, 1997
Hamilton & Inches, London, 2000
Debenhams Designer label, London, 1998
Saks Fifth Avenue, 1998
Takashimaya, NY, 1997
House of Balmain, Paris, 1997
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