Nardos Imam’s passion for design began early, when she was a young girl growing up in Eritrea. Her mother was a talented seamstress, who loved making colorful dresses for her children, and as a girl, Nardos would spend hours sitting next to her mother’s sewing machine, fascinated by patterns and stitching, and playing with fabrics and scissors.
Years later, Nardos went off to study science in the United States, but her love for fashion couldn’t be denied any longer and she ended up switching career paths and studying costume design at El Centro College in Dallas, Texas. After graduating, she worked as the in-house designer at Richard Brooks and later became the in-house designer at Stanley Korshak. Then, in 2009, she finally launched her own fashion line, Nardos Couture.
Since then, Nardos has expanded into evening wear, custom couture bridal, and a ready-to-wear line, which are all available under the overarching Nardos Design brand. Today, women from all over the world come to her Dallas atelier for a bespoke couture experience. With an eye for color, texture, and her impeccable attention to detail, Nardos creates one-of-a-kind architectural designs inspired by each of her customer’s personality and beauty.