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Le Noir Est Beau

Tia Adeola

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Launch
Tue - Dec 15, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST
Status
Finished

Designer Tia Adeola debuted her Spring/Summer 2021 collection for her namesake label alongside a fashion film titled “Black is Beautiful” (Le Noir Est Beau). A continued exploration into Renaissance art and historical studies, the film also showcases a heavy influence from Marie Antoinette and the French Rococo era, but reinterpreted to feature an all-Black female cast including rapper and songwriter, Flo Milli, and R&B vocalist, Paloma Ford. Concepted by Tia Adeola, the film was directed by renowned director, Nina Meredith, with production supported by Ataria Pictures.

“Black is Beautiful” was created as a celebration of Black women, Black culture, and Black fashion, fused with a classical art narrative that frequently leaves them out. Directed and produced through the lens of Renaissance epicureanism and indulgent luxury, “Black is Beautiful” serves as both a social commentary and fantastical escapism.

The Tia Adeola Spring/Summer 2021 collection showcases the designer’s continued inspiration of the Renaissance period and her background in art history. The collection itself is notably more robust than her previous collections and shows a pronounced step forward into evening wear and specialty pieces. The collection features detailed and intricate hand-embroidered jumpsuits and evening gowns, hand-boned corsets, suits with feminine tailoring, sweeping pearl robes, and evolutions of her signature Renaissance-inspired silhouettes including the brand’s beloved ruffles. With white garments reminiscent of angels complementing a soft yet royal color palette, this powerful collection is made with fabrics sourced from all over the globe including raw silk, swiss lace embroidery, Swarovski crystals, mesh, pearls, and faux feathers. The eyewear is made in collaboration with Planet i.

Tia Adeola Le Noir Est Beau

Le Noir Est Beau SS21 Tia Adeola

“Black is Beautiful” (Le Noir Est Beau) is a fashion film and continued exploration into Renaissance art and historical studies. The film features an all-Black female cast including rapper and songwriter, Flo Milli, and R&B vocalist, Paloma Ford featuring designer Tia Adeola's 2021 line. “Black is Beautiful” was created as a celebration of Black women, Black culture, and Black fashion, fused with a classical art narrative that frequently leaves them out. Directed and produced through the lens of Renaissance epicureanism and indulgent luxury, “Black is Beautiful” serves as both a social commentary and fantastical escapism.