Born in Beirut and raised in Dubai, Nathalie Trad developed a strong penchant for asymmetric designs – which today forms the basis of her eponymous line – whilst earning a BA from Paris’ ESMOD International. It was then, in 2007, that she discovered her personal design ethos: to take classic shapes – ubiquitous in our natural environment – and radically transform them, deconstructing and redefining the boundaries of fashion aesthetics.
In 2008, Trad relocated to New York to further pursue this vision. There, she obtained a BBA in Design and Management from Parsons The New School for Design and worked under the mentorship of an industry-leading accessories designer at Proenza Schouler – a highly-coveted New York-based womenswear and accessories brand.
Trad’s time spent in two fashion capitals – Paris and New York – coupled with the expertise gained through her degrees and her quest to reexamine the foundations of traditional accessory design, helped her forge a unique signature style early on, laying the foundation for her 2013 inaugural collection. Indeed, the range – spanning leather handbags, shell clutches and necklaces – is punctuated by chiseled contours, geometric structures and sharp contrasts in color, texture and pattern.
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