“Sonja Nuttall has a stronger, nobler women's take. She is fascinated by fashion's craft.”
- Suzy Menkes, International Herald Tribune, Tuesday, September 29,1998
Sonja Nuttall is the Global Creative Director and Partner at TCG, a digital branding and social media agency. She is also designer of 12369 and TIME, a custom-made jewelry and watch collection, and is developing a line of sportswear. She most recently served as Creative Director for Urban Zen.
“When Sonja Nuttall showed her first collection on the London catwalks in 1993, she was hailed as one of a new generation of rising stars,” writes fashion editor Tamsin Blanchard. Time and time again, Ms. Nuttall has proven the accuracy of those words. Her clear vision and understanding of the intensity of form, be it in a powerfully feminine dress or an exquisite cigar case, continues to stimulate the interest and loyalty of the design world. Her key trademarks: elegance, luxury, effortless chic, urbanity and eccentricity.
Thanks to her status as a leading British designer, Sonja Nuttall’s talent has been called up by varying fields of design, from interiors to fashion, web sites, and even the interior of a Rolls Royce. Companies such as Jill Sanders, John Varvatos, Marks & Spencer, Margaret Howell and Furla have chosen to work with Ms. Nuttall for her impeccable taste, attention to detail and level of sophistication.
Whether she is designing the Karen Harvey offices in New York and London, styling an advertising campaign for Vidal Sassoon, developing a new lifestyle clothing line for Bamford, or collaborating to create a destination shopping environment for the National Museum of Ireland, she brings into the mix an unerring eye for beauty, and an accomplished skill as a designer and an artist.
Past muses include Tilda Swinton, Vanessa Redgrave. “It is important for me to be inspired by individuality, inner strength and beauty within,” she says. For similar reasons, two design houses that she respects are Yohji Yamomoto and Comme des Garcons. “They have maintained time and have true integrity for design.”
Sonja Nuttall offers a wealth of experience, both creatively and commercially. She has led a team of 35 product designers, analyzed sales reports, presented workshops for sales teams, produced a merchandising program and launched advertising campaigns. Her label for the Autograph collections achieved previously unsurpassed sell-through.
Sonja Nuttall graduated with a distinction from St Martins School of Design, also a Queen Elizabeth Scholar - Named "Most Promising Young Designer" by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth's Scholarship Trust. Sonja Nuttall sits on various advisory boards including; WeAdvance, East Hampton International Films, Wayuu Taya Foundation.
Sonja Nuttall is touted as one of a handful of the most sought after designers in the world. Her company, Warm Grey Seven Inc.(hereafter referred to as "WG7") is a design consultancy firm that specializes in fashion, interiors, and product design. Sonja Nuttall's qualifications and experience covers all aspects of the process of creating a high-end collection, from research to final product presentation, encompassing every facet of the design process, from unique, one-off designs, to the development of entire, up top the minute collections. Clients include: Urban Zen, Marks & Spencers Autograph, Jil Sander; Austin Reed; tcg: The Communication Group, Hitachi, AR Media, Krupp Communication, Cool Gray Seven, Jennifer Greenfield & Co., Naturopathica, Furla, National Museum of Ireland, Royal College of Art and Egg.
The (late) designer ALEXANDER MCQUEEN: "While it is no secrete that Ms. Nuttall is known throughout the world as a leading designer, I can state from personal experience, not just reputation, that she is very imaginative and precise when it come to forecasting tomorrow's trends. Her intuition and talent have been critical components in the successful rise of her career."
World-renowned designer DONNA KARAN: "Her level of knowledge in fabrics, washing, prints, serigraph, finishing, technical manufacture, patterns accessories, graphics, and marketing etc. together with her innate creative instinct are a testament to her terrific abilities."
The Fashion Division Director at ELLE, commending: "She is known the world over from Paris to Milan to New york for her unique and trend-setting designs in fashion, interiors, and product design fields. With this in mind, we do hesitate in labeling Sonja's aptitude as a designer as 'extraordinary."