News

Nubian Skin, The Nude Lingerie Line For Women Of Color, Debuts At Nordstrom

Nubian Skin, the UK-based nude lingerie line for women of color, is officially being stocked by U.S. fashion retailer Nordstrom.


Models In Nubian Skin Lingerie. Image via @nubianskin on Instagram.

Last October, British-born former financier Ade Hassan took on the task of providing women of color with realistic nude lingerie options with the launch of Nubian Skin. Up until recently, the UK-based company sold their products exclusively via their own website. As of this week, the brand is officially being stocked by American fashion retailer Nordstrom. Shoppers can now head to their local department store or online to select from a total of four items, including the Nubian Skin convertible strapless bra, mid rise briefs, underwire t-shirt bra and seamless thong in Berry, Cafe Au Lait, Caramel, and Cinnamon colors. According to Global Grind, the retailer plans to gradually expand their selection. For more on Nubian Skin, read the brand's full about section below.

"A nude bra and skin tone hosiery are the basics of every woman’s wardrobe, at least in theory. For many women of colour, finding suitable skin-tone hosiery and lingerie has not been an option. Frustrated by the lack of skin-tone choices to go with her ever-expanding wardrobe, Nubian Skin founder, Ade Hassan, decided it was time for ‘a different kind of nude’.

Inspired by trail blazing women, Eunice W. Johnson and super model Iman, who created Fashion Fair and Iman cosmetics, Ade took the leap and created Nubian Skin. It’s been an uphill battle, but every revolution starts somewhere.

Nubian Skin launched with a carefully edited collection of lingerie and hosiery to provide the essential underwear needs of women of colour. Headquartered in London, Nubian Skin delivers worldwide and looks forward to growing the company’s offering and expanding its reach.

So for all you beautiful women, next time you need a nude pair of hold-ups or maybe a nude strapless bra to go under that stunning white halter dress, Nubian Skin is only a few clicks away.

Empowering Women. Embracing our Colour."

Popular
Photo credit should read KELVIN IKPEA/AFP via Getty Images

The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

Keep reading... Show less

get okayafrica in your inbox

popular.

Sho Madjozi Drops New Upbeat Mixtape 'What A Life'

Sho Madjozi drops her latest mixtape 'What A Life' featuring Manu WorldStar, Dr Thomas Chauke, Makhadzi and many more.