LadyBoss: From Dubai to S'pore, Nida Shay Tahir makes 'ethnic' couture wearable for all

Ms Nida Shay Tahir and her signature Zardozi intricate embroidery pieces in her home-studio. ST PHOTO: DESMOND WEE
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SINGAPORE - Not many fashion designers can say they have their pieces bought by a museum to be part of its permanent collection.

So, it was a pinch-me moment for Ms Nida Shay Tahir, when the Asian Civilisations Museum asked to purchase one of her dresses last month. The oxblood three-piece set will be part of Singapore's national heritage collection.

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