98 adia Nasimud­din MALAYSIA

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youngest daugh­ter of the late SM Nasimud­din SM Amin, one of Malaysia’s most suc­cess­ful ty­coons, Na­dia Nasimud­din fell in love with fash­ion the mo­ment her fa­ther gave her her first Prada bag at the age of 12. Since then, she’s be­come a reg­u­lar at New York, Paris and Lon­don Fash­ion Weeks, and de­vel­oped a style that’s both min­i­mal­ist and clas­sic. She has as­sem­bled a re­mark­able col­lec­tion of cou­ture pieces over the years, span­ning Chanel, “any­thing from Raf Si­mons,” Tom Ford and Vic­to­ria Beck­ham. “Fash­ion evolves con­stantly,” she says, “so what’s re­ally im­por­tant is to love what you wear, re­gard­less of trends.”

Na­dia has ap­plied this no-non­sense at­ti­tude be­yond the realm of clothes. With her three older broth­ers and one older sis­ter, she works to con­tinue her fa­ther’s legacy as direc­tor of the fam­ily’s hospi­tal­ity and food and bev­er­age com­pa­nies (the Nasimud­din clan runs a busi­ness em­pire that stretches from the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try to prop­erty man­age­ment and F&B). She has also steadily nur­tured her own en­tre­pre­neur­ial am­bi­tions: Na­dia is the creative direc­tor of Portluxe, a dig­i­tal plat­form for buy­ing and sell­ing au­then­tic branded pre-owned lux­ury fash­ion items. What’s more, she and her sis­ter co-founded Mys­mink, a por­tal pur­vey­ing lo­cal beauty brands. “I think en­trepreneur­ship runs in my DNA,” she laughs. When she isn’t run­ning two start-ups or jet-set­ting around the world for fash­ion shows and busi­ness meet­ings, Na­dia spends time at home with hus­band Hamzah Alang—of the Hol­i­day Villa Ho­tels & Re­sorts em­pire—and their two young chil­dren.

“Na­dia is the stylish per­son­i­fi­ca­tion of a woman who has it all,” says Malaysia Tatler man­ag­ing ed­i­tor El­iz­a­beth Soong. “She man­ages to suc­cess­fully and gra­ciously di­vide her time be­tween fam­ily, work and herself, and she’s at a place where she seems to be very com­fort­able with herself. We re­ally ad­mire her for who she is and what she’s achieved, and can­not think of any­one else more de­serv­ing of the Most Stylish Woman ti­tle.”

Pho­tog­ra­phy Aaron Lee/lenswork Pro­duc­tion Styling An­drea Kee Hair and make-up An­ge­line Law; Irena Adam us­ing La Mer Lo­ca­tion The Majestic Malacca Hotel Open­ing spread: Dress by Em­po­rio Ar­mani This page: Dress by Prada; jewellery by Chanel

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