How This Woman Brought South African Flavor to New York Fashion Week

Nandi Madida is a South African actress, media personality, and fashion designer behind the clothing line Colour—a ready-to-wear label that offers Afrocentric inspired bespoke power suits for women. The aesthetic of the suits are inspired by the rainbow nation, a term describing South Africa and its multicultural diversity. Recently, Madida debuted her collection at New York Fashion Week. So in the midst of the NYFW frenzy, we caught up with Madida to talk about her how she included this year’s theme of ” a celebration of female power” into the design aesthetic.

What inspired your career in fashion design?

What inspired me to enter into the fashion world is the continent of Africa, there are amazing esthetics and very high quality in terms of textiles/fabrics, we have inspired the world with so many of our colors, fabrics, tribal prints, and our culture.

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As an African designer, why was it important for you to debut your line at NYFW?

New York is the fashion capital of the world, and what’s paramount for us is to make sure that we are on par with what the world is doing and having our hand on the pulse on what the fashion industry is doing from a global standpoint. An opportunity to show at NYFW is not one we would pass up; how could you? Showing at NYFW is a great way for you as a designer to see where you stand in the industry amongst your peers.

This year, the theme for your collection was a celebration of female power.  How did you showcase this theme through your designs? 

Now more than ever, especially in the US, with the “Me Too” movement and narrative, I wanted to include power suits in the collection—it’s about how the woman wears the suits, which is representative of them being independent, having a voice, taking on whatever they want to in this very patriarchal society that we live in.

You’re also a mom, wife, and media personality, what’s your best advice for making it work on a day-to-day basis? 

I wish that I had the formula to how I “do it all,” but I don’t. You have to take everything as it comes and live your life day by day and stay positive.

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The Shallows helmer Jaume Collet-Serra has apparently emerged as the frontrunner to tackle Suicide Squad 2. He’s been named by Deadline as the favourite to tackle the sequel to commercially successful Oscar-winner Suicide Squad, ahead of other directors in the frame including Mel Gibson, Ruben Fleischer, Jonathan Levine and Daniel Espinosa.

Looking at the weapons Jaume Collet-Serra has in his arsenal, FANDOM identifies 5 tricks the director can employ to help him raise the Suicide Squad game for the follow-up.

1. Sideline Harley Quinn



In Suicide Squad, Harley Quinn is a two-dimensional male fantasy who is objectified throughout the film. There are countless shots of her posterior, and then there’s also THAT scene in which she’s ogled by both characters and camera as she changes clothes in front of an entire military base.

The end of Suicide Squad suggested that Harley Quinn is no longer part of the team, and the character is earmarked to appear in Gotham City Sirens, which could mean the job is already done. But the official word is that Margot Robbie is on board for the follow-up. That doesn’t mean she has to feature prominently, however. There are rumours that the character of Killer Frost will step into any spot vacated by Harley Quinn – perhaps Collet-Serra can focus more on making whichever female characters do appear less objectified.

2. Make it a Cult Hit


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Could Collet-Serra make Suicide Squad 2 cool with Liam Neeson?

While it banked big bucks at the box office, Suicide Squad wasn’t as well received critically. Collet-Serra’s B-Movie actioners like Run All Night, Non-Stop and Unknown, which all star Liam Neeson, have won something of a cult following. Maybe Collet-Serra could sprinkle some of his B-Movie magic on Suicide Squad 2. He could even cast Liam Neeson and bring a bit of the Irish actor’s unique tough-guy-with-a-heart appeal to the franchise. And don’t forget Neeson’s superhero-movie past – cast your mind back to 1990, when he starred as the titular hero in Sam Raimi’s cult hit Darkman.

3. Apply the ‘Shallows’ Approach



Collet-Serra should concentrate on keeping the story focused, and work on creating tension in inventive ways. Perhaps the Spanish helmer could tidy up the messiness of the first completely, and confine events to one location? It’s an idea that’s worked for him before in both The Shallows, which takes place just off the shore of a Mexican beach, and Non-Stop – which takes place on a plane.

4. Make It a Thriller


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Give them a mission that allows for character development and engaging action

He’s got thriller-blood in his veins. Whether making a psychological thriller, a horror thriller or action thriller, it’s all about the thrills with Collet-Serra.

Relegating superhero-dom to secondary status to instead focus on character and a tight plot would help him play to his strengths and craft a film that fans want to see.

Spider-Man: Homecoming is a recent good example of a successful superhero film that does this. It’s really a film about a kid who’s a bit of an outsider, trying to find his place in the world. And while the story slots neatly into the wider MCU, it keeps its ambition quite small in comparison to other Marvel movies. Its high-concept plot has Spidey tackling a very human arms dealer rather than an alien threatening to destroy the world, while its more low-concept leanings show Peter Parker dealing with school, friends, family and romantic entanglements. The film is making a huge impact both critically and commercially.

The Suicide Squad is a covert Black Ops team, so perhaps Collet-Serra could craft a heist thriller? He could strip out the magic element introduced by villain Enchantress and bring audiences something a bit more real and a bit less sprawling.

5. Make it Cool



Cool always wins. Drawing on his action expertise and from his horror background (he’s directed House of Wax and Orphan as well as The Shallows) could help do this. Prioritising this over one-liners that fail to land might be the way to win. That doesn’t mean ditching fun dialogue altogether – think about the kind of lines that Neeson delivers in the movies he’s made with Collet-Serra. Drop those into this Suicide Squad sequel and just imagine what could happen.

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“We were always different,” Legend tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “I was always a little bit more buttoned up, and she was always more brash and free.” The Ivy League educated musician, 38, hails from Springfield, Ohio while the spirited supermodel, 31, moved around throughout her adolescence before her parents settled in California when she was a teen. It’s there she was discovered while working in a surf shop.

The pair first began dating in 2007, but it wasn’t always smooth sailing. “I would get a little nervous at first with some of the things she would say, because I didn’t know how people would react,” admits Legend, “I usually played it more safely.”

But Teigen’s bold infectious spirit quickly had him head over heels, and changing for the better. “I think she’s brought me out of my shell a bit, and made me enjoy life a little bit more,” says Legend. “It’s been fun to grow together in that.”

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Channeling his inner Heisenberg, Cranston took the microphone and shouted his famous “Breaking Bad” line: “Say my name.” The actor pressed the play button to kick off the song as the crowd went wild. Before leaving the stage, Cranston also took a few moments to rock out to his song with the DJs.

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