Sonja Nuttall

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Sonja Nuttall
Born (1964-01-28) 28 January 1964 (age 59)
Liverpool, England
EducationSt. Martin's College

Sonja Nuttall is a British fashion designer.[1]

Early life[edit]

Nuttall was born in Liverpool, England. She attended St. Martin's College and, in 1991, completed a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and Textiles.


Nuttall had her first fashion show on the London catwalks in 1993 and was referred to as a "young Jil Sander."[2] By 1996, she began selling her services as a consultant.[2]

In 2004, Nutall, was one of Jill Sander's in-house design team. The team was responsible for fronting the designer temporarily, after the departure of Jill Sander. Nuttall had a fashion career in the nineties, which included consulting for companies like Marks & Spencer and Furla, in the fields of fashion and product design.[3]

In 2010, Nutall helped other Urban Zen employees to set up a resting spot for attendees of the inaugural TEDWomen conference in Washington D.C.[4]

Charity work[edit]

As early as 1998, Nuttall participated in such causes as Put Smoking out of Fashion.[5] In 2007-2012 Nuttall was employed by the Urban Zen Foundation. Nuttall currently makes leather and recycled watches which she sells online[6]

Nuttall is also an active Buddhist and has studied under Myokyo-ni.[7]


  1. ^ Spindler, Amy (14 March 1995). "Review/Fashion; From Young Designers, Familiar Echoes". The New York Times. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b Blanchard, Tamsin (28 February 1997). "Sonja's chilly show gets a warm welcome in new fashion climate". The Independent. London. Archived from the original on 24 May 2022. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  3. ^ "Sonja Nuttall to Front Jil Sander" (Press release). FashionUnited. 29 November 2004. Retrieved 7 September 2015.
  4. ^ "Sonja Nuttall on the design and inspiration of TEDWomen". Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  5. ^ "Health Smoking gets a dressing down". BBC News. 5 October 1998. Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  6. ^ "6 Women Who Have Mastered the Art of Accessorizing". Retrieved 22 February 2012.
  7. ^ Vernon, Polly (25 August 2002). "Me and my guru". The Observer. London. Retrieved 22 February 2012.

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