Nadine Coke, founder of La Bella Neri, is a British designer who embraced the concept of creating sensuous beachwear for captivating women who love to travel.
The inspirational journey of La Bella Neri began in the last year of her degree in Womenswear Pattern Cutting & Design Technology at the University of Arts. On the packed historical library shelves Nadine discovered a book based on Ancient African Ceremonies. She was instantly drawn to the vibrant colors, tribal attire, jewellery and craftsmanship with the yearning desire to express this through her very own swimwear. Picturesque vacations to the Caribbean, America & Europe have followed which served as an even greater influence to her creativity. Therefore La Bella Neri is a celebration of exuberance, sophistication and freedom.
Her extensive experience ranges from designing couture bridal wear to evening gown. As a freelanced Designer and Pattern Cutter she has worked for various luxury brands including managing her own bespoke service as well as a Fashion Lecturer.