Nandi Madida nails her New York Fashion Week debut

12 February 2018 - 14:37 By Emmanuel Tjiya
Designers Josh Patron and Nandi Madida walk the runway at the Colour by Nandi Madida show in New York City.
Designers Josh Patron and Nandi Madida walk the runway at the Colour by Nandi Madida show in New York City.
Image: Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Oxford Fashion Studio

Local celeb Nandi Madida presented her Colour by Nandi Madida Autumn/Winter 2018 collection, in collaboration with designer Josh Patron, at New York Fashion Week on Saturday.

Her collection, undoubtedly a celebration of female power, was complemented by a fierce beauty look. Models were transformed into warrior queens with exotic eye make-up, bold in-your-face crimson lips and Bedoo wigs.

Fiery shades of red also dominated the runway— think everything from a classic coat-dress with luxe ruffled details to a sultry off-the-shoulder dress inspired by a double-breasted suit jacket.

Prints add a playful touch to many pieces in the Colour by Nandi Madida collection.
Prints add a playful touch to many pieces in the Colour by Nandi Madida collection.
Image: Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Oxford Fashion Studio
Red featured predominantly in Madida's Colour by Nandi Madida collection.
Red featured predominantly in Madida's Colour by Nandi Madida collection.
Image: Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Oxford Fashion Studio

Updated power suits offered a more fashion-forward alternative for the working woman. With colour-blocking effects, dramatic shoulder details and playful prints, the message was clear: you can be bold and fun at the same time.

While red and shimmering gold hues were the colour of choice for day-wear; evening-wear introduced clean whites and muted black options with African beadwork on the neckline.

Off-the-shoulder pieces have a sultry appeal.
Off-the-shoulder pieces have a sultry appeal.
Image: Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Oxford Fashion Studio
African beadwork details gave some garments a uniquely South African flavour.
African beadwork details gave some garments a uniquely South African flavour.
Image: Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Oxford Fashion Studio

As Madida took her bow after the show in a black fluffy jumper paired with printed cigarette pants, it was clear as day that her effortlessly cool style had inspired the collection.

• This article is adapted from one originally published on SowetanLIVE; visit the SMag section for great lifestyle reads.


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