Ndeyfatou Ceesay, the name behind the brand Noir, is nothing if not innovative, vibrant and inspired. Her brand is an African inspired ready-to-wear fashion brand that is defined by style and not a culture. Noir is steadily gaining traction in Gambia-it’s home country- and breaking out into the international fashion scene.
Founded in January 2014, by Creative Director Ndeyfatou Ceesay, Noir is a mixture of bohemian chic trends, incorporating intricate West African techniques in the detailing.
When asked about her most recent collection, Miss Cessay eagerly quips, “Using embroidery, beading and patchwork locally known as 'Bai Faal’ in Gambia, EMBEADED is the name of our Africa Fashion Week London collection, these techniques add a subtle yet bold touch to each of the pieces. The 3 main colors of this collection despite the Ankara detail are Black, White and a very rich shade of Red”.
Ndeyfatou recently travelled to Kenya to meet the United States president, Barrack Obama. Although they didn’t meet face-face, Cessay expressed satisfaction in being able to say she was in the same room with the graceful world leader.
Noir uses her YouTube channel, email newsletter and other social media to tell her story and show the world her vibrant personality and creative brand.
To find out more about this talented African fashion designer, visit her Facebook page: www.facebook.com/Noirstyleafrica and website: www.noir.boutique