As we celebrate another successful season of New York Fashion Week, we are excited to share with you our new discovery. On February 17, 2022 New York Fashion Week came to an end with the opening of Nardos on Madison Avenue. This celebration, though not listed on the official calendar, was most definitely one to attend.
The Guest List
Imam Nardos (designer, founder, and CEO) made the iconic Madison Avenue her new home with her newly-built atelier. The soiree was well-attended by celebrities and influencers from New York to Dallas. Kameron Westcott, celebrity event designer Ceci Johnson of Ceci New York, and other influential figures were among the crowd. Guests admired the bespoke, ready-to-wear, and bridal collections. The brand’s recent expansion into handbags and other high-end leather accessories was also on display.
About The Location
The Madison Avenue storefront marks the brand’s second standalone brick-and-mortar location and its first on the East Coast. The space is adorned with marble-inspired flooring, floor to ceiling mirrors, multiple sitting rooms, and top of the line finishes. Shoppers from around the world are invited to experience Nardos‘ elegance, grace, femininity, and sophistication firsthand. Nardos is situated steps from iconic brands such ass Carolina Herrera, Ippolita, Isabel Marant, and more. As I stroll on the Upper East Side, the boutiques activated my desire to dress up, no matter the occasion.
The multi-level boutique is well-equipped to dress its patrons for any occasion. They can dress you for garden parties, galas, and even weddings. The in-store collection displayed a brilliantly-curated collection of attire that was festive and on-trend for the modern, chic woman.
Imam was definitely a vision of beauty, dressed in her own creation—a gorgeous floor-length, mustard gown, belted by one of her new accessories. She graciously floated through the space greeting each of her guests and taking photos with them. Her team, also dressed in a Nardos’ creations, was very attentive to each person who walked through the door.
As I navigated my way through the space, while grabbing one of the glasses of champagne from the server, I couldn’t help but shimmy my way to the back of the atelier as the band brilliantly played Snoop Dogg’s “Drop It Like It’s Hot.” I realized, at that moment, how much I missed the gathering of others for such wonderful occasions like a wedding, dinner, or whatever occasion I needed to wear a dress. I managed to leave the establishment without making a purchase, but it wasn’t because of some sort of special restraint. It was because the countless items I wanted were not available that evening. That is my return motivation, so you know I will be back.
As we begin to make our way back to having group gatherings and soirees, we have another reason to dress, and Nardos is available for appointments.
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