Nadia Williamson is a Canadian designer, an award-winning entrepreneur, a philanthropist, and a romantic. With an astounding eye for detail and a love of storytelling, Nadia began her career as a freelance costume designer in the film and television industry. Mentored by some of Canada's most celebrated designers, she started at 19 as a buyer and five years later became the head of the department. From big screens at Cannes and TIFF to award-winning digital series and commercials, her work has now been seen around the world. She has dressed and worked side by side such notable stars as Ryan Reynolds, Anna Faris, Jeff Bridges, Jamie Foxx, Maria Bello, Rufus Sewell, Kim Coates, and Amy Matysio, to name a few. In her late twenties, Nadia dove deeper into the world of fashion, took a break from film and TV and graduated from Montreal's Le Salle College with a diploma in Fashion Design. She continued to live and work in Montreal styling fashion and editorial shoots, sewing her own ready-to-wear line and dreaming up her next move--which would be home.
Born and raised in Regina, Saskatchewan, this prairie girl decided to move west and connect with her roots. In December 2005, Nadia opened NWL, a contemporary women's dress boutique. She was quickly rewarded with remarkable success through a dedicated work ethic, healthy business instinct, and her magnetic and luminous personality. In 2009, as the business grew, Nadia moved the shop into the historic Leader Building in downtown Regina and became one of the most notable bridal boutiques in the province. Over the last decade, NWL provided her with opportunities to develop the community through her support of numerous local businesses and events; her work with youth; her charitable involvement, which includes the co-creation of the 'Champagne' series: A Cause for Fashion (benefiting the Arthritis Society, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, the Multiple Sclerosis Society, and the Autism Resource Centre); and her most recent endeavor, Build Love for Habitat for Humanity. Nadia received the YWCA's Young Woman of Distinction Award, has sat on a profusion of boards, and in 2015 was titled the fifth female Chair of the Regina Chamber of Commerce board.
When Nadia opened NWL, she had a small collection of wedding and cocktail dresses. Thirteen years later, NWL is not only thriving, but Nadia has also now helped over 10,000 brides prepare for their special day. With an elegantly curated collection of bridal, cocktail, and special occasion dresses, Nadia is known for her impeccable taste, stunning selection, and personal touch. The NWL experience is brought to life by a team dedicated to creating the best possible experience for every client.
In 2018, Nadia had her own special day and married the man of her dreams in Los Angeles. Continuing to make her mark in the bridal industry and grow her business once again, NWLA will open its doors, allowing Nadia the opportunity to share her passion and expertise with brides in LA and beyond. Welcome to NWLA.