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.
This resort collection is inspired by a gynandromorph butterfly. The magnificence of this butterfly is its complete asymmetrical form; it contains both male and female aspects.
“Cocoon” is about expressing the beauty of an asymmetrical composition, finding it’s balance. Pieces of this collection are designed with a consequent method of playing with patterns, opening and extending certain pattern parts making them asymmetric just like the gynandromorph butterfly. “Cocoon” is designed for an intelligent and confident woman, who has a sense of humor and likes a clever play with what she wears.