Women in Design Series – Nadya Wang
Nadya Wang is a fashion historian, and the founder and editor of Art & Market – a multimedia platform presenting specialist content on Southeast Asian art, with a focus on the community’s artistic, curatorial and business practices.
She currently lectures in the School of Fashion at LASALLE College of the Arts and co-hosts the podcast In the Vitrine that focusses on the business, culture & pleasures of fashion in Singapore and beyond.
I love Nadya's directness and no-nonsense attitude. Qualities that are also loved by both her students and peers and which is helping to solidify the foundation for the next generation of Asian designers.
I believe style is confidence in one’s choices, sartorial or otherwise, and I try to embody that everyday.
Name: Nadya Wang
Occupation: Founder and Editor, Art & Market and Lecturer, LASALLE College of the Arts, School of Fashion
What do you love: Feeling purposeful.
What is your greatest extravagance: Taking time for myself.
What can’t you live without: Some time alone daily to be with my thoughts and make my plans.
Who and what is your greatest love of your life: Zineng, my husband, and Alfian and Chairil, my two boys.
When and where were you the happiest: I’m happiest when I feel like I am juggling everything in my life well.
Who are your favourite writers: Kate Baer (What Kind of Woman) and Glennon Doyle (Untamed). I admire these writers for their truth-telling.
Who is your favourite artist: Dina Gadia, Fadilah Karim and Yeo Tze Yang.
What is your current state of mind: Calm amidst the chaos is my usual state of mind.
What is it that you most dislike: Having my time wasted by others.
If you could change one thing about your family what would it be: Not a thing.
What is your greatest regret: That my children and my mother did not get to meet each other.
What is your motto: Make the best of each day.