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Natalia Allen

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Company: Design Futurist

Position: Founder

Industry: Design Consultant

Country: United States

Natalia Allen is a luxury fashion designer, awarded Parsons Designer of the Year, a title she shares with Marc Jacobs and Proenza Schouler.

In 2005, she founded Design Futurist, a boutique consultancy, with offices in New York and London. Design Futurist partners with multi-nationals to develop innovative products and brands of value.

By age 24, Ms. Allen was the inventor on several patents. Considered an expert on the intersection of design and technology, her work is both a creative and commercial success. "Creative critical thinking is our strength," says Natalia.

Ms. Allen has also received Calvin Klein, Nylon Magazine and Ducati design distinctions. She has exhibited and lectured at international conferences, including E-Culture Fair Amsterdam, Invista-Dupont Global Summit and Wearable Futures. BBC, Reuter's, Women's Wear Daily and New York Magazine, were among the first to cover her unique story.

Ms. Allen was ranked #50 on Fast Company magazine's list of the 100 Most Creative People in Business 2010.

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