Nandi Iman Williams
- Fashion Designer
- Silver Spring, MD
I have had interest in art and design from a young age and have continued a long family line of designers. Showcasing my first collection in 2009, I received numerous customers and great feedback about my eclectic evening wear. Since then I have received a B.F.A in Fashion from Savannah College of Art and Design and have shown in various fashion weeks while continuing to grow my contemporary clothing line, NANDI, as a brand.
CREATIVE DIRECTOR/OWNER at NANDI, LLC
2016 – Present Silver Spring, Maryland
Contemporary womenswear line ranging from sizes 0-24. Design for women of all sizes displayed in professional runway shows (DC Fashion Week) with professional models of all body types.
BRIDAL CONSULTANT/STYLIST at BHLDN of URBN, Incorporated
2018 – Present Bethesda, MD
As a fashion advocate for future brides, I assist women in the selection, alternation(s), if required, and the purchase of the wedding gown of their dreams. As a stylist I present and select wedding gowns and dresses that maximize the bride’s, as well as the bridal party, personal style and beauty. Featured as top bridal stylist in sales and customer service. Received bonuses for top sales. And was also selected to participate in pop-up shops in the country to test market brand.
SEWING INSTRUCTOR at I Can Build A Bridge, Incorporated
2017 – 2018 Washington, DC
I Can Build A Bridge, Incorporated
Trained young students garment construction and design, hand and sewing machine techniques and safety with various projects through hands-on application and lecture at Washington International School. Also responsible for classroom setup and breakdown.
STYLIST & VISUAL MERCHANDISER at Gals On & Off the Green
2017 – 2017 Chevy Chase, Maryland
Provided fashion advice, selection and styling to female customers seeking attractive golf and athletic wear suitable for both on and off the golf course. Styled and coordinated outfits for models in fashion shows and pop-up shops, visual merchandising, and ensuring a seamless sales transaction. Created and managed clientele relationships. And created advertisements in Adobe Illustrator and PowerPoint for in-store trunk show events. Updated website inventory using Shopify.
WARDROBE STYLIST at Daniele Schneider Film Production Group
2013 – 2013 Brooklyn, New York
Worked as a stylist for Daniele Schneider’s The Showdown developing looks and selecting the wardrobe items for actors (men, women, and children).
CREATIVE DIRECTOR/OWNER at NIW Fashion
2009 – 2016 Silver Spring, Maryland
Contemporary clothing line for women of all sizes, as well as men, teens, and children, displayed in bi-annual professional runway shows with both professional and inexperienced models of all ages, gender, and body types.
B.F.A Fashion Design at Savannah College of Art and Design
2013 – 2016 Savannah, GA
Graduated with Honors (Cum Laude)
Fashion Design at Nassau Community College
2012 – 2013 Nassau, NY
General Studies at Montgomery College
2010 – 2012 Rockville, MD