Discover New Designers: Nature vs Future
August 13, 2005
When a designer goes high concept with a line of clothing, the outcome is usually ridiculous-looking or ridiculously uncomfortable. I mean, who actually wants to wear something thatâ€™s inspired â€œby the tension between organic and technological forces?â€ You do. Because Nina Valentiâ€™s line called Nature vs Future cleverly balances concept with function, adding up to a line of mind-bogglingly modern, yet classic pieces of clothing. The Brooklyn-bred designer befittingly fuses organics– such as hemp and bamboo– with synthetics– like Lycra and polyethylene– in pieces that are all at once architectural, sexy, minimal and in good taste. Although the line has only been around for three years, itâ€™s captured the attention of the media and celebrities, appearing in Lucky and the New York Post, and on Tina Fey and Deborah Harry, to name a few. â€œThere is a breed of independent, talented, strong and beautiful women that want to be taken seriously,â€ says Valenti. â€œThese are the women that really love Nature vs Future.â€ Available in several locations in New York and across the country.