A fashion designer born in Grenada made a huge impression at New York Fashion Week.
Billed as one of the seven designers to watch at this year’s New York Fashion Week by ‘Elle’ magazine, designer Fe Noel brought her new collection to life at New York’s Spring Studios Gallery last Wednesday.
Grenadian Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Keisha McGuire, celebrity publicist, Yvette Noel-Shure and many other Grenadian dignitaries were there to support Fe Noel.
Ambassador McGuire emphasised “the importance of supporting Grenadians on the rise in the international arena as they help shine a light on the country to promote the tri-island destination of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique and fuel the nation’s success.”
To a packed house of fans, well-wishers and industry influencers, the collection began with a two-and-a-half-minute video presentation featuring striking images of Grenada’s cultural character, Jab Jab, people who walk and dance through the streets wearing a horned headpiece covered in black oil and a prologue by her Grenadian grandmother outlining the journey of the ‘daughter of the soil’.
From sleek and draped nutmeg prints, an ode to Grenada being considered one of the world’s top producers of the spice, to elegantly flowing silhouettes in various patterns and shades of red, yellow and green–the colours of Grenada’s national flag, the eclectic collection received a standing ovation from those in attendance.
Fe Noel (born Felisha Noel) is based in Brooklyn. She entered the industry at 19, opening a boutique for vintage lovers and trendsetters.
Since then her designs have been worn by the likes of Michelle Obama and Beyoncé and this runway show was sponsored by Estée Lauder.