WELCOME TO THE NOIR WORLD
Hello Noir Models,
Welcome to the start of the Noir Model program, an experience aimed at discovering and highlighting the impactful contributions of great leaders throughout history. Our motivation for creating this program stemmed from the realization that the term "Noir," which means "Black" in French, has various negative connotations and conveys unfavorable meanings in several languages. For instance, in English, "dark thoughts" or in French, "idées noires," refer to negative thoughts. Therefore, we aim to neutralize the negative connotations associated with the term "Noir" by celebrating and recognizing the achievements of individuals who have made significant contributions to society. Thus, a Noir Model is an individual who has accomplished great things.
Our View on African Fashion
African fashion is a distinctive and diverse style that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Its history can be traced back thousands of years to the times when Africa was composed of many different kingdoms, each with its own customs and traditions. Today, African fashion is as popular as any other type of clothing worldwide.
One of the earliest examples of fashion culture in Africa comes from the Benin Kingdom, located in present-day Nigeria. The people of this pre-colonial African society were well known for their elaborate masks worn during special events such as weddings and coronations. In Botswana and other countries, fashion cultures were influenced by their way of life and spiritual beliefs, including traditional religions like Christianity. Clothing was made from leather and textiles, and fabrics such as silk and cotton were used. Embroidery was also commonly used as decoration on these garments.
African fashion is not just about clothing and fabric, but it is also about religion, history, and culture. It is a part of our heritage that we take pride in and is an excellent way to express ourselves and connect with our history and culture.
African fashion has been influenced by other cultures over time. European influence on African clothing began in the 19th century when Europeans began to colonize Africa. Increased contact with Westerners through trade routes that opened before and during that period from the late 19th century onwards until independence, Africans started broadening their fashion culture landscape. Chinese traders also traded with Africans for centuries before Europeans arrived on the continent, bringing them new styles that would change traditional ways of dressing over time.
African fashion is a rich and complex art form that has long been overlooked by the world. With its many different forms, African fashion finds its roots in ancient cultures such as Benin and Egypt. These cultures have influenced the way that Africans dress today, even though they may not realize it!
At Noir Model, we aim to showcase some of the most popular trends in African fashion today, including clothing styles and accessories. We will provide you with some tips on how to incorporate these trends into your daily life so that you can feel confident in your look while showcasing your roots. We also offer exciting giveaways, including subscriptions to our loyalty list, so don't miss out on the opportunity to learn more about African culture while supporting our cause!