Nada - spring/summer 2010

The breath of first love is a heady mix, at least according to Nada’s womenswear for spring-summer 2010.

Infatuation comes in tattoo-like black lace and satin in feminine silhouettes. Here, we don’t see the starchy shirtdresses or washed-out colours that run rampant in other shows this season. Like the Steichen portrait of Gloria Swanson behind a lace veil, Nada’s woman is powerful and mysterious, every piece a sure-footed step.

However, she did infuse the sombre servings of black in this collection with periwinkle, blush pink and soft prints. Deviating briefly from tailored French cuts, pastel prints drape fluidly across the body in an easy sheath while a black and white translucent coat ties a boudoir-inspired look together, if loosely. However, the unquestionable stars of the collection are the sharply tailored jackets that skim over lace-adorned torsos and cinched waists.

Isn’t the blush of spring love always better under lace?


Seow Chin Pua, Fashion Writer
Marek Wlazlo, Photographer