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Tastemaker: Fashion Designer Josie Natori

Fashion designer Josie Natori finds inspiration in exotic textiles collected from around the world

Written by Judith H. Dobrzynski





She reaches for another, an 18th-century textile floral print from Lyon. "I turned this into a dynasty print pajama; it’s 12 years old, and I can’t kill it." The original ivory background became, in her designs, black, pink, and so on. Sometimes, she says, an embroidered design becomes a printed fabric, and sometimes vice versa.