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When you discuss Black women in luxury, it won’t take long before you land on the brand Fe Noel. The Brooklyn-based womenswear brand has a plethora of chic, luxury finds meant for both everyday use and elevated vacation trips.
The Caribean brand’s owner, Felisha “Fe” Noel, uses her Grenadian heritage to build out her collection. Her focus is on building up and empowering women through clothes. “My inspiration stems from, of course, wanting to make women feel beautiful, but for me, fashion is a language. It’s a way to communicate who you are,” the designer told the CFDA in 2020.
What many appreciate about Fe’s journey is her transparency on the ups and downs of entrepreneurship. She told the CFDA, “My challenges, in the beginning, are the same ones I have right now: being able to run the business with the resources that I do have, and as I grow and become more well-known, the challenge grows as well. You begin to feel the pressure of putting out a good body of work and quality design, and that production can be very expensive.”
Despite the challenges, Fe Noel has scaled into the upper echelons of high-class and luxury finds for all women. And honestly, it’s about time. Now you can find the Caribbean style brand worn by celebrities like Beyoncé, Gabrielle Union, Teyana Taylor and more.
Below are a few items from the brand to add to your summer wardrobe right now.
Nutmeg Swimsuit, $228
This is a hand-printed swimsuit available in sizes up to XL.
Two Tone Swimsuit, $248
Make a statement in this beautiful two-toned mint-and-emerald swimsuit that fits true to size and goes up to a size XL.
How can you discuss luxury and not think of this kaftan? This sheer, easy-breeze, ’70s-inspired kaftan has the perfect slightly loose fit.
Looking for a cute neutral bodysuit? This simple, classic pick comes in sizes up to XL.
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