Noele Baptista is a Kingsville, Ontario based designer and co-proprietor of Windblown & Weathered, a small art, clothing & décor shoppe in her hometown. She is the founder of “Nöelziñia” clothing brand, named for her father’s nickname for her as a young girl. Interested in drawing since her earliest memories, this talent was nurtured by her artist mother/business partner, and fashion became her muse. A common thread in her lines is the element of hand painted, wearable art. Having completed the Fashion Design Technician Program at St. Clair College in 2018, she now devotes her time to developing her craft and businesses.
This collection, “Fleurs Pressées” Fall/Winter 19/20, or “Pressed Flowers” is influenced by the desire to preserve beautiful memories of seasons long ago between the pages of a treasured book, merging the past with the present and defying winter’s cruelty. It has been a common thread throughout many cultures and eras – a practice throughout the world. Why can’t we have beautiful flowers in winter, and save moments from the past forever?