Naomi Marcela, born in the Algarve, graduated in Fashion Design from ArtEZ - University of Arts, in Arnhem, Netherlands, in 2018. After finishing her course, she returns to Portugal and to her hometown, and launches her own brand: Cêlá.
She imagines herself ideally working in collaboration with other artists to create something innovative and beautiful. After a period of digesting and contemplating ideas, participating in Sangue Novo competition with the collection “Cocoon” is an important step towards the implementation of her own brand.
CORAL begins with blues, grays and highlights of orange, which slowly turn into bright yellow and silk white. This is the picture of the long-term effects of coral bleaching.
The collection, which is created with deadstock fabrics, knits developed in atelier with deadstock yarn and eco silk printing, is inspired and dedicated to corals, to pay homage to the beauty of the ocean and raise awareness to the fragility of the underwater ecosystem, which unfortunately is in danger due to the climate crisis.