today's woman can be equally powerful as she is INTRINSICALLY FEMININE 

 

THE designer

As the founder and creative director of premier accessories label, Adia Kibur, Nadia's ability to hone in on trend forward and progressive designs has solidified her to become a key forecaster and private label designer to upscale department stores in the United States.

Her latest effort is an androgynous signature collection that expresses her sensibilities as a modern woman. For her, the woman of today is a woman that can coexist as a person of power, in addition to someone who is intrinsically feminine. A woman who is just as likely to embrace masculinity, as she is confident with her feminine self.

To this ideal, the designs are encapsulated with bold and geometrically influenced pieces, exquisitely crafted with 18K gold, and exclusively developed satin silver and brilliant black finishes.


  All gold styles in the collection feature 18K true gold plating that have added layer thickness to limit the effects of wear and tear with prolonged usage.

 

All gold styles in the collection feature 18K true gold plating that have added layer thickness to limit the effects of wear and tear with prolonged usage.

  The exclusive Brilliant Black plating method was developed to eliminate toxic aerosol spray technique in achieving  black colorization, which also vastly improved its durability.

 

The exclusive Brilliant Black plating method was developed to eliminate toxic aerosol spray technique in achieving  black colorization, which also vastly improved its durability.

  To enhance the architectural metallic expression of the designs, Nadia created the exclusive hand polished Satin Silver plating to achieve its unique look.

 

To enhance the architectural metallic expression of the designs, Nadia created the exclusive hand polished Satin Silver plating to achieve its unique look.


HERITAGE

As a child, Nadia has vivid memories of being hurried into a massive conference room by her father. Tense and curious, she followed him past rows of embellished heavy-set chairs, arriving to the tail-end of what seemed to be an impossibly long conference table. There, an elderly man sat, shuffling piles of paper before him, looking stern and subdue.

Unbeknownst to Nadia, the man would be influential to her eventual embankment on a fashion career. He was Lee Qing Yun ( 李卿雲), commonly known as the founding father of Taiwan's (Republic of China) textile industry, a right hand man to Chiang Kai-Shek's  vision for Taiwan to be an economic powerhouse in the Far East, and more pertinent, he was Nadia's grandfather.

Though the family has strong ties to textile, Nadia was brought up with the expectation to follow Lee's path in politics. After receiving her political science degree from Scripps College, Nadia instead pronounced she wanted to pursue her passion in fashion, which was met with immediate ridicule and fierce criticism from the family.    

Despite strong oppositions and threats of family exclusion, Nadia firmly believed in her own vision, and persisted to realize her dream of connecting people around the globe with her unique sensibility on accessories design.


  View of Formosa Textile Company in the 30's.

 

View of Formosa Textile Company in the 30's.

  Nadia's grandfather before his company headquarter. Formosa Textile Co. was the first in the country to automate and export textile production.

 

Nadia's grandfather before his company headquarter. Formosa Textile Co. was the first in the country to automate and export textile production.

  National Sha-Lu Industrial Vocational School was established by her grandfather in the 60's to foster technical talents. The school exists till this day. 

 

National Sha-Lu Industrial Vocational School was established by her grandfather in the 60's to foster technical talents. The school exists till this day.