Natalia Aponte is a costume designer based in Santo Domingo who studied in Milan and has worked in New York and Madrid. She sees fashion from an anthropological lens, as a mirror of culture and society. Aponte is also fascinated by how deeply personal it can also be. She understands fashion as a central part of everyday conscious and unconscious decisions and the opportunity to reflect complex personalities and emotions through wardrobe is what made her fall in love with costume design.
Passionate for exploring the ways in which people construct their personal style through clothing, and the contrasting ways in which this is achieved in diverse cultures, be it European, North American or Caribbean, Natalia finds her inspiration in creating character in coherent and challenging aesthetics in collaboration with a project’s director and costume designer.