Carmen Borgonovo and Joana de Noronha's eponymous dress line celebrates the woman who lives life fully as both master and muse. Their collection combines bold hues and whimsical prints with a poetic lyricism offered in an array of versatile silhouettes. This collusion of vision and flair results in designs imbued with an effortless sensuality that defies place and time, adapts to shifting moods and environments and redefines art-inspired glamour.
Borgo de Nor reveres the feminine essence as a creative, individualistic and powerful force; such admiration is reflected in styles that are forever timeless and alluring.
Borgo de Nor is the go-to edit for statement city to holiday dresses.
Carmen worked as Fashion and Accessories Director of W Magazine (US), Vogue (US) and Harper’s Bazaar (US and UK); as Fashion Director of Hogan (Italy); and as Fashion Director of My Wardrobe (UK). She is Fashion and Jewelry Director of On the Rocks Magazine (UK) and freelances as a brand consultant and stylist for various luxury publications and online retailers. Carmen is a native of El Salvador, grew up in Miami and is based in London since 2006.
Joana worked in Sales for Diane von Furstenberg, establishing the brand across all international markets; and as Head of Wholesale for Heidi Klein, growing their UK and international wholesale business exponentially by securing key accounts. Her expertise in the industry led her to launch Barefoot Chic in 2013, the London showroom that represents top-tier brands in designer resort and swimwear featured in over 300 of the world’s preeminent retailers. Joana grew up in Portugal and lived in New York and Rio de Janeiro prior to settling in London in 2001.