Matière Noire designer Cécile Raizonville was born in the South of France, graduated with a degree in industrial design and fashion from Felicidad Duce Institute of Barcelona and won the Lupo Award presented by Modafad, the spanish platform for emerging designers, in 2006. She trained at the house of Haute Couture Josep Font in Barcelona, as well at Maxime Simoens in Paris before heading to New York City to work for the eco-friendly brand Bodkin.
In 2012, Raizonville moved to Montreal and launched her own line, Matière Noire. Her curiosity for and interest in other cultures is the core of her brand and aesthetic. After showing her Spring/Summer 2013 collection with the Mercedes-Benz Start Up Finale show at World MasterCard Fashion Week in October 2013, Noire won the coveted Awarded Designer title alongside Malorie Urbanovitch.
Matière Noire is a collaborative project that encourages consciousness, boldness and a curious approach through creative collaboration with Montreal artistic scene. The Matière Noire brand currently produces all of its products in Canada.