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.
About the founder - Ade Hassan, MBE
Nubian Skin was founded by Ade Hassan, MBE.
"My nude isn’t the nude I see in shops. Despite the reality that women of colour have the same needs as all women when it comes to lingerie and hosiery, the industry simply doesn’t cater to us. So, I thought, it’s time to rethink the definition of nude".
Ade brought a truly innovative product to the market. Nubian Skin managed to do something that had an impact beyond itself, and redefining 'nude', and making the term more inclusive meant that Nubian Skin has had a huge influence, with many other parts of the industry realising the need to be more inclusive. Testament to this are the milestones she has achieved. Being featured in some form in every major fashion magazine; supplying the wardrobes of major productions in the West End and on Broadway; and being selected to provide the underpinnings for the Beyoncé Formation Tour!
In 2017 Ade was awarded an MBE at Buckingham Palace for services to fashion. The award was made in recognition of Ade’s commitment to her mission to redefine nude, and the impact she has consequently made on the fashion industry.