Nandi Madida NYFW FW18
Represented by The Riviere Agency.
South African household name, Nandi Madida, debuted her first collection at New York Fashion Week with her label COLOUR by Nandi Madida in order to make a statement about women’s empowerment. Her collection entitled “The Power Suit” depicted her vision through touches of femininity, bright embellishments, and traditional elements from her heritage.
Nandi Madida: NYFW FW18
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The stark white venue, Studio 450, lit up as models walked the catwalk in beaded bobbed wigs and bright lipstick. The crowd was mesmerized by the vibrant beaded wigs worn by all of the models that complimented the collection with the perfect accent of bold beauty without any hint of kitsch. COLOUR by Nandi Madida’s innovative twists on traditional suiting pieces struck industry members as ladylike, yet strong.
“This collection specifically relates to the happenings of today’s world, and COLOUR wanted the chance to tell our story. The topic of female empowerment is heard with my brand’s power suits. It is paramount that there are touches of femininity in the garments to articulate that women of today pride themselves on diversity through all shapes, sizes, and colors.” — Nandi Madida
Each cohesive piece faded into the next with hues of ivory, burnt orange, rust, and bronze. Bolder burgundies blended beautifully with vibrant autumnal hues of burnt orange and yellow.
African prints entered the collection in select suits, both bold and faint ombre. Standout pieces included this ombred orange two-piece skirt suit with a tulle ruffle detail along the skirt and a bare-shouldered collar and an all over printed pantsuit with intricate white beating under the label.
The designs expressed power with both their cuts and fabrics. Many of the pieces featured traditional African beading details where Madida paid homage to her South African heritage with elevated design perfectly harmonizing the details with more classic western suiting silhouettes. Each garment exuded a blatant confidence, and the models within them held their empowered heads high.
COLOUR by Nandi Madida reinvented the power suit on the runway at Studio 450 with bold patterns and hues.
Notable attendees included former Real Housewives of New York star Kristen Taekman and political activist Angela Davis.
About Nandi Madida
Nandi Madida is a South African media personality, fashion designer, musician, and actress who has been captivating audiences since the age of eight. As one of Africa’s most loved celebrities and social influencers, Nandi occupies a revered space in the homes and hearts of many Africans. She is a respected fashion and style icon whose name sits at the top of many best dressed lists in the continent and abroad. Nandi has used her love of fashion to develop her brand, Colour. In its second year, the line has expanded and become loved by several of Nandi’s fans as well as customers worldwide. Instagram.com/nandi_madida
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