Fe Noel’s NYFW Show Addresses Retirement Inequality

Although Fe Noel is a fashion brand, it does not only sell clothes. Brooklyn-based, Grenada-raised designer Felicia Noel explains on her Instagram: new york fashion week]When you have a special message to share,” she wrote. And the message Noel shared. In the flow of the designer’s signature light and airy silhouettes, it was more than an interest in glamour, brand or fashion itself.

After a sneak peek of what was to come via social media, expectations from fashion collectives were predictably high for the designer’s second show on the official New York Fashion Week calendar. We have a way of providing fashion that embodies a palpable sense of freedom, confidence, self and hope that seems to resonate with everyone – again, it’s not easy.

For the brand’s first show in 2020, Noel took participants on a trip to their home country. The brand’s Spring 2023 collection is, of course, based on that story (so far, tributes to the West Indies and African nations have always been seen in the designer’s work), but this time it’s the real focus. is a partnership with a financial services organization. TIAA, was inequality in retirement. Noel’s big message was clear by the show’s closing, but the intricately crafted ready-to-wear line was the first to please the audience.

Fe Noel's NYFW Show Addresses Retirement Inequality
NEW YORK, NY – SEPTEMBER 9: A model walks the runway at the Fenoelle fashion show during New York Fashion Week September 2022: the show in New York City on September 9, 2022. (Arturo Holmes/ Photo by Getty Images for NYFW: The Shows)

The opening look is a slender, billowy sheer maxi dress with exposed seams. The look sets the tone for her palette of show colors. For the most part, it’s a soft blend of peach, seafoam-her green, and champagne (even with a very fe-her-noel-esque lineup of shades). There was a moment when the collection slipped into some kind of moody, romantic fantasy – see-through hotpants dresses and similar balloon gowns with embroidered gardenia-like florals. and exaggerated all over puff sleeves and pants. Match sets, lingerie elements as outerwear, sheer ruched dresses and many other elements are sure to be a hit with fans.

As sumptuous as the closing of New York Fashion Week, Fe Noel’s Friday night show concludes with the brand’s first ever couture creation. invoice. This is not a random number. That’s roughly how much a woman will lose after retirement, 30% less than her men. Noel told her WWD that her main goal with her collection was to spark conversation. With a monumental work as big as a statement, it’s safe to say mission accomplished.

Find out more about our inspiring collection below.

https://www.essence.com/fashion/fe-noel-spring-2023-collection-new-york-fashion-week/ Fe Noel’s NYFW Show Addresses Retirement Inequality

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