The bad-ass summer staple we all need now

Designed for those who walk to the beat of their own drum, NOM*D has been crafting iconic, unique pieces for the discerning Kiwi shopper for more than 30 years.

To survive in the New Zealand fashion landscape for two decades is no mean feat, but to stick by a long-lasting staple and still have it work for the label, is equally as impressive.

The wardrobe staple, you ask? NOM*D’s diaphanous silk dresses suit the fashion outsider down to the ground. These silk prints have been produced exclusively for NOM*d, meaning you won’t spy them anywhere else!

Hailing from Dunedin, the brand has grown to international acclaim, and many have attributed the definitive ‘NZ look’ as originating through NOM*D’s designs.

Each silhouette melts to the female form perfectly, for a flattering, yet fuss-free finish. Whether layered over simple slip dresses or under a long-line coat, the silk dress has managed to remain a firm favourite to the fashion pack, where other wardrobe staples have remained locked away.

But, these dresses are far from feminine. Utilitarian-style, bespoke prints cement these pieces as not being trend-led, rather, a unique statement dress best suited to those who adopt a throw-on-and-go approach to fashion.

Discover three of our favourite NOM*D silk dress prints, here.

This print boasts an archival image of a famed fur coat that comprised NOM*D’s RED AW’02 collection.

A double shearling waistcoat image forms the basis of this print, as seen in NOM*D’s THIS IS NOT A LOVE SONG AW’05 collection.

Inspired by its very own birthplace, this distorted tartan print is a bold nod to Highland Clan tartans.

But the best part? You’ll benefit from the feel-good factor, as the well-loved Kiwi label has been accredited Child Labour Free for manufacturing since 2015. Yes!

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