TRE by Natalie Ratabesi
Natalie Ratabesi is a world renowned Creative Director with experience in couture, designer and advanced streetwear. Natalie studied at Central St. Martins and was handpicked by John Galliano out of school to join him at the Christian Dior atelier in Pairs. Natalie spent several years under Mr. Galliano working both for Dior and his namesake collections. Natalie was then recruited to New York by Ralph Lauren to be a Senior Designer on collection working very closely with Mr. Lauren developing his runway and designer level collections. Natalie was then recruited by Oscar de La Renta to become his VP of Design. Natalie went back to Europe to launch Gucci Premier. Natalies was then chosen by Alberta Ferretti to be the Creative Director of Philosophy and to be the first named Designer for the collection; Philosophy by Natalie Ratabesi. Natalie moved to Los Angeles where she worked with Kanye West on Yeezy before launching her namesake TRE by Natalie Ratabesi.
TRE by Natalie Ratabesi is a visceral labor of love inspired by the designer’s intimate circle from her studio in the foothills of Los Angeles. TRE was born from Ratabesi's iconic personal style. It’s a 360° collection, based on what women really want in their closet, from gowns to denim, from a silk blouse to a hoodie. The whole collection is interchangeable. Women are fundamentally emotional creatures, particularly when it comes to style. Ratabesi's vision is: no matter the day, the mood or feeling, her creations will always give you that added confidence and enhance your mood. A wardrobe should reflect the full spectrum of emotions.
Every detail in this collection is important. Ratabesi believes that quality is the key. A collection must be consistent. This is why she chooses the best factories according to the craftsmanship needed. 70% of the collection is made in Italy. With her extensive experience working for the most influential fashion houses in Milan, Paris and New York, it was important for Ratabesi to have her collection made by the best craftsmen in the world. She has experienced their talent and attention to detail in the past and wanted nothing but the best for TRE. 30% of the collection is made in Los Angeles focusing on denim. Ratabesi explains that she treats denim like haute couture and considers the craft of denim creation to be an art form. She looked for the best craftsmanship, equivalent to what she has experienced in Italy finding it in Los Angeles, where the attention to detail in denim is impeccable.