New York based nOir is an influential and visionary accessories brand founded and created in 1995 by fashion stylist Leeora Catalan formerly of Ralph Lauren and Oscar De La Renta, and her former business partner, now husband.
The concept started when Catalan was asked to design and create specific pieces for a show she was styling. From that moment, these initial designs were ordered on-site by a department store and then pulled in by Italian Vogue to shoot.
Since the birth of nOir, Catalan has collaborated with fashion industry icons that include Marc Jacobs, DKNY, L.A.M.B, Patricia Field, Betsey Johnson, Diesel and Moschino to produce sought after pieces that are seen on runways across the world.
Every season Catalan draws further influence from the high-end street, challenging her design capabilities and working with new materials and directions to add a wider variety from the previous season. She strives to keep each collection timeless; exaggerating classics and creating show-stopping pieces that can be seen covering the pages of Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Italian Vogue, and Numero.
Over the years, nOir has grabbed the attention of style makers such as Lady Gaga, Katy Perry, Rihanna, Madonna, Fergie, Beyonce, and Gwen Stefani.