millinery and costume design
When Natalia moved from Colombia to Montreal, she specialized in costume design for circus and special events. Shortly afterward, she joined the Cirque du Soleil team in the hat and headpieces department. It was there that she fell in love with creating luxury accessories and working with beautiful materials.
With determination, hard work and constant learning, Natalia became recognized for her inventiveness and high level of technical expertise. That experience was coupled with rigorous training with well-known and respected milliners to perfect the concept, designs and quality behind her creations. After years of effort and dedication, her creative dreams became a reality when, in addition to her known Costume Design creations, she launched her Natalia Baquero Millinery brand of high-end refined hats and headpieces.
Her creative process is based on experiment and innovation, exploring new forms of craftsmanship that can transform traditional Millinery to new grounds of innovation through a multi-disciplinary approach of collaborations with artists, photographers and performing artists.
Drawing inspiration from her Colombian roots and her constant search for transformation, Natalia decided to work very closely with artisan communities from her native country and Canada with the intention to blend the past and the future into a distinct version of the present by fusing art and traditional Millinery craftsmanship.
This approach has put the Designer in the spotlight due to her perseverance and commitment to revitalize and fortify the métier, contributing wisely to the fashion and entertainment industry.
Today, Natalia Baquero continues to work within her countryside studio, where new ideas are born, and where custom orders are meticulously crafted for her global clientele, each creation passing through the designer’s own hands.