Nadya Wang Sin Yee


Nadya Wang Sin Yee

Lecturer, Fashion
  • Master of Arts (Distinction) in History of Art, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education, National Institute of Education, Singapore
  • Bachelor (Honours) of Arts, National University of Singapore 

At LASALLE, Nadya oversees the Cultural and Contextual Studies for the BA(Hons) Fashion Design and Textiles, and BA(Hons) Fashion Media and Industries programmes, where she teaches fashion history and theories, as well as academic and functional reading and writing. She is also the industry liaison for the School of Fashion, connecting with industry partners and preparing undergraduates for industry placements and post-graduation employment opportunities.

Nadya has co-organised and emceed several events at LASALLE, including the inaugural Singapore Fashion Week Talk series that was in collaboration with Singapore Fashion Week and the Council of Fashion Designers of America, the Asia Fashion Future Conference that was together with the British Council, the Digital Fashion Week, as well as the Who is the Future Designer? talks.

In addition, Nadya is co-founder and editor of Art & Market, or A&M – an online journalistic platform which takes an incisive look at the business of art in Asia, with a focus on Southeast Asia. She was previously managing editor of the quarterly print publication Art Republik, which she worked on for five years. 

Nadya is currently pursuing her PhD in History of Art at Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London. 

Professional Practice/Research Output

Selected writings

Bloomsbury Fashion Central’s Fashion Photography Archive

  • 2018: Asian Influences in Fashion Design
  • 2015: Key Collection: Anna Sui, Spring/Summer 1995
  • 2015: Key Collection: Hanae Mori, Fall/Winter 1985
  • 2015: Key Collection: John Rocha, Spring/Summer 1997
  • 2015: Key Collection: Kenzo, Fall/Winter 1994
  • 2015: Key Collection: Koji Tatsuno, Fall/Winter 1993
  • 2015: Key Collection: Vivienne Tam, Spring/Summer 1999
  • 2015: Key Collection: Yohji Yamamoto, Spring/Summer 1994

Berg Fashion Library

  • 2017: LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore

Art Republik (as managing editor)

  • Mar-May 2018: The “A Team” Issue
  • Dec-Feb 2018: The “Collecting” Issue 
  • Sep-Nov 2017: The “Champions” Issue
  • Jun-Aug 2017: The “Connections” Issue
  • Mar-May 2017: The “Crossover” Issue

Art Republik (as contributor)

  • Mar 2016: Mask Off: Eko Nugroho
  • Sep 2015: New Blood: Emerging Artists in Southeast Asia
  • Jun 2015: Are Auction Houses Displacing Galleries
  • Mar 2015: Art and Fashion: Two of A Kind


2014: “Beauty and Meanings in the Eye of the Beholder: Yunizar’s Paintings in Perspective”, in Yunizar: The Anthropology of Contemporary Linear and Spatial Art in Central Java, Gajah Gallery.

Conference Paper Presented

  • 2017: Looking In/Out: Designing (Southeast) Asian Fashion for Women since 2011. Presented at the Association of Dress Historians International Conference, Art Workers’ Guild, London.
  • 2015: Fashioning Multiracialism: The Modern Singapore Woman in Her World Magazine in the 1960s. Presented at the Textual Fashion Conference, University of Brighton, England.
Research Interests
  • Dress and Identity
  • The Postmodern Woman
  • Women’s Magazines
  • Singapore’s Fashion History
  • Southeast Asian Fashion Designers 
  • Business of Fashion in Southeast Asia
  • Intersections of Art and Fashion
  • Business of Art in Asia