Top Billing features Nandi Madida's debut at New York Fashion Week
Zulu beadwork evening wear and power suits by day - Nandi Madida’s debut at New York Fashion Week lights up Manhattan with original, African inspiration.
We’re at New York Fashion Week to witness South Africa’s Nandi Madida steal the show with her tribute to female, warrior power - and give us the scoop on life, style and making her name in the Big Apple.
The business centre of the world is a tailor-made runway for Nandi’s power suit, ready to wear collection. A journey which began with street style when she sold t-shirts back in high-school, has now brought her to Manhattan with what promised to be a dazzling Autumn/ Winter range.
Image credit: Nadi Madida's Instagram: @Nandi_Madida The world first got a look at Nandi’s label when she wore one of her own creations at the BET Awards in Los Angeles. Two years on, a chilly New York awaited her return to American fashion.
The models were styled as warrior queens with the boldest eyes by British make up artist Michelle Webb. The big news in hair was Nandi’s choice of custom-made Bedoo wigs. These would both animate each piece down the catwalk and echo the beadwork in the collection. Accented with ruffles and head-turning shoulder details, the fiery red numbers were complimented by vibrant and striking patterns.
From vibrant daywear to white evening wear and a dash of Autumn colour, these creations were a collaboration with Art Director Joshua Patron. Not wanting to upstage their fantastic creations, Nandi took to the stage in a jumper. Her and Joshua’s work had done all the talking and New York heard their message loud and clear.