Bronze 2020 / Women’s Dress / Ankle boots

Arabian Nights Booties



  • University
    Ual London
  • Lead Designer
    Natalie Kangropool
  • Prize
    Bronze in Ankle boots
  • Expertise

I have always been fascinated with the Arabian Peninsula and the great depth of their history. My last vacation before Covid lockdown was a week trip to Abu Dhabi. The dark stary skies in that part of the world are outstanding. The ancient beauty of the landscape and the people are breathtaking, I am inspired by their architecture and culture. I was in the London Library where they have a large display of ancient religious books with hand painted scrolls and texts which are fascinating to look at! The smallest of details that were painted 100s-1000s of years ago. We have so much more to learn.

Born into a Canadian Military family & having grown up globally; living in Germany, Venezuela, NS, NY, Milan, Cannes & travelling to many others gave Natalie exposure to some of the most exciting cultural cities world-wide, which have richly influenced her style aesthetic. Gifted with an innate talent for illustration passed down from Estonian g-grandfather who studied at prestigious L‘Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. After fashion studies in Vancouver, a call back to Europe was a natural evolution where she continued her formal fashion design education in the vibrant cities of Milan & London.