Sonja Nuttall

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Sonja Nuttall
Born28 January 1973 (age 45)
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 with Honors in Fashion Design and Textiles. In 1993, she obtained a Master of Arts in Fashion Design with Distinction.[2]


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, Nuttall headed Jil Sander's in-house design team as Head Designer, after the departure of Jill Sander. Nuttall had a high-profile fashion career in the nineties, which included consulting and providing creative direction for companies like Marks & Spencer and Furla, in the fields of fashion and product design.[3]

In 2010, she was responsible for the design and atmosphere at 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 2006-2012 Nuttall was employed by the Urban Zen Foundation. The foundation works to "...introduce nontraditional healing methods into hospitals, set up boutiques...which promote...conscious living, and raise people’s awareness of the plights affecting people everywhere from Tibet to Israel. Nuttall 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 c Blanchard, Tamsin (28 February 1997). "Sonja's chilly show gets a warm welcome in new fashion climate". The Independent. London. 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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