Women in Design Series – Nadya Wang

by Ling ling Goh

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.

Nadya chose the LINGWU Le Sac 12" Tan and Oscar Epsom Cuolo.
Photographed at The Modern Space featuring artworks by Art Agenda, S.E.A. and furniture by 1B2G.