Nathan Palmer breathes fire and passion into his 2018 collection


The wind blew and the rain poured this weekend but the temperature soared at the St David’s Hotel in Cardiff Bay at the launch of Nathan Palmer’s long awaited RTW collection.

With guests including Welsh Rugby stars Gareth Alfie Thomas and Josh Navidi, Olympic athlete Harry Aikines-Aryeetey and Cardiff City F.C Captain Sean Morrison, this Fashion Show is fast becoming the hottest ticket this side of the Severn Bridge.

For Nathan’s third collection – Traje De Luces (Suit of Lights) – the very talented and creative designer drew his influences from Spain’s bull fighters. Nathan looked at the bohemian spirit of the relationship between man and beast and his interpretation produced distinctive pastel prints, vibrant velvet colour palettes and ornate detail which has become a trade mark of the Welsh designer.

Nathan says:

“This collection showed me that every controversy finishes positively and colour only adds confidence – in terms of the preparation, this was a process of learning how to be consistent and let the vision flow of what I had in my mind present itself on the catwalk. I’m pleased with the collection, we brought together striking fabrics for men and women, which enable the men to be luxuriously, lusciously elegant and the women to be handsome and exquisite.”

Following the runway show, guests were treated to a three-course fine dining experience courtesy of Michelin Starred chef James Sommerin.

Photography and Video Credits: Liam Hartery, Richard Shannon and Jamie Thomas