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Fashion / Shopping

The Bride’s Real Best Friend

Fashion Phenom Who Transforms Weddings Expands Her Dallas Footprint

BY // 05.22.17

When she was growing up in Eritrea, an African country bordered by Sudan and Ethiopia, Nardos Imam’s only exposure to fashion was her mother’s Vogue pattern books.

She honed her design skills at El Centro in Dallas and landed a job as a designer at Richard Brooks Fabrics before accepting a position in bridal alterations at Stanley Korshak.

She launched her label Nardos Design thereafter, and soon society swans and brides flocked to her for custom evening dresses and bridal gowns. We still obsess over the blush silk faille gown she fashioned for Lauren Scruggs’ 2014 reception when she wed E! News co-host Jason Kennedy.

This spring, Imam’s boutique expanded from its Victory Park studio to a more spacious showroom in The Plaza at Preston Center. On the racks recently were sculptural dresses in fuchsia, lime green, and mustard hues, embroidered and appliqued with colorful flowers.

“I handcraft every detail, adding beadwork and jewels from around the world,” Imam says.

Nardos Design, 8300 Preston Road, 214.749.1901.

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