Fashion Icon Nina Naustdal’s Inspiring Rise to the Pinnacle of Style

Nina Naustdal
Photo Credits: Szabina Biro

When it comes to fashion, some individuals are not just followers of the trends but trendsetters themselves. Nina Naustdal has taken her passion for style and turned it into a lifelong career, captivating hearts and minds along the way. With a background steeped in family tradition, modeling, and a deep appreciation for the art of fashion, Nina’s journey is a true inspiration. In a recent interview, Nina sat down to talk about her remarkable career and the various facets that make her a fashion icon.

Fashion has always been a prominent presence in Nina’s life. She hails from a family with a rich history in the industry. Her grandmother ran women’s fashion boutiques in Norway, providing a nurturing environment for Nina to learn and grow in the world of fashion. “My grandmother was always a big inspiration to me,” Nina fondly recalls. It’s clear that family values and traditions laid a solid foundation for her future endeavors.

In addition to her burgeoning career in fashion design, Nina Naustdal also made her mark in the modeling industry from a young age. She has graced the covers of international magazines, making her a well-recognized face in the fashion world. Her appearances on magazine covers in countries like the USA, the Middle East, Russia, and the UK showcase her versatility and universal appeal.

Nina’s involvement as a judge in beauty contests, such as Miss Universe in Norway, played a crucial role in her advocacy for women’s empowerment. Being a head judge for several beauty contests in the UK allowed her to support and inspire women to pursue their dreams. “Seeing what supporting these women meant and how it could change their lives inspired me to want to help and inspire more women to pursue their dreams,” Nina says. Her experiences as a judge provided a unique insight into the aspirations of young women and the transformative power of opportunities.

In 2011, Nina embarked on a new chapter of her fashion journey by launching her boutique in London. This marked the birth of the Nina Naustdal Fashion House, where she introduced her Couture and lifestyle brand to the world. “What inspired me to create my own couture and lifestyle brand was that what I wanted and was looking for didn’t exist. I knew I could offer something different and unique that people could appreciate and love as much as me,” she explains.

Nina’s goal was to make people feel special and confident in her designs, to accentuate their best features and natural beauty. Her fashion philosophy centers on complementing individual personalities, instilling confidence, and leaving a lasting legacy. 

Nina Naustdal
Photo Credits: Szabina Biro

Nina’s dedication and hard work have not gone unnoticed in the fashion and business world. Over the last decade, she has received numerous awards, acknowledging her success as an entrepreneur and fashion icon. One of her most recent accolades was the “Most Inspirational Business Women and Fashion House of the Year 2020,” awarded by the Business Awards in partnership with The Times. These awards recognize ambitious business leaders who inspire others to achieve success. Nina’s remarkable journey continues, as she has been nominated for other awards this year, including NSMA (National Social Media Awards)’s “Best Fashion Influencer 2023,” “Model Achievement Awards 2023,and Style and Apparel Awards 2023.

In 2022, Nina decided to explore her love for sports by venturing into the sports industry with her brand “DonDunk.” With a background in sports that dates back to her early years, where she won over 300 championship medals, Nina felt a strong connection to the world of athletics. “To be able to combine that with my career in fashion was a perfect match,” she says. DonDunk encompasses a wide range of products, from sneakers and sportswear to bespoke services and customizations. It offers everything for the modern sportsperson, including trending tracksuits, sportswear, and sneakers.

The title of “the most inspirational woman in the world” is a responsibility that Nina humbly embraces. She attributes her success to hard work, determination, self-belief, and giving 100 percent in everything she does. Her message to others is clear: “Take and make the most of the opportunities that come your way. Enjoy what you do, and even if the result is not what you expect, take it with you as a lesson for your next endeavor. Knowledge is power.”

As Nina Naustdal’s journey continues to evolve, she remains excited about several upcoming projects and ventures. These include fashion shows, collaborations, a leading role in a movie project, the release of her new songs, nominations for awards, the launch of her brand DonDunk, and a feature on RTL about her life and work. Her future is a tapestry of diverse projects that reflect her multi-faceted career.

With a strong foundation in family tradition, a thriving career in fashion, and a commitment to empowering women and honoring sports legends, Nina Naustdal is a dynamic force in the world of style and inspiration. Her journey is a testament to the power of hard work, self-belief, and a relentless pursuit of one’s dreams.

Published by: Nelly Chavez


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