Noir by Kei Ninomiya

04 Sep 2017

Designer Kei Ninomiya, who helms the label Noir, started his own brand under the Comme des Garçons umbrella in 2012 after many years as a pattern-maker under the infamous Rei Kawakubo. Since then he has established a quiet all-black universe of technical invention and sartorial poetry with his unique Noir label. Ninomiya famously said he had no reason to work in anything other than black. His collections are feats of production, and his unique craft is utterly devoid of look-at-me showmanship, and it is in the quiet details that his talent resonates the most. Perhaps with winter in  mind, this season the designer delved into a faux fur obsession, delicately adding the trim onto garments that usually forego a fur trim - items such as shorts, t-shirts and leather jackets. Ninomiya’s most desired garment garment is his biker jacket: coming in a striped black fur fabrication with a biker waist belt for an even slimmer fit. Shop Ninomiya's new, winter focused collection now at