Born and raised in the mountains of south-eastern Brazil, since his childhood Francisco Terra showed a strong passion for fashion magazines. After his studies in business administration, he attended film school and took a degree in video and photography.
In 2007, he finally achieved his dream of moving to Paris. He then entered the Center for International Trade of the United Nations in Geneva, working in different sectors, including the development of the textile industry in South Africa. Back in Paris, he enrolled at Istituto Marangoni and graduated in 2011: studying fashion design he gained technical expertise and learned the importance of creativity and “doing what you love”. The strong sense of belonging and affection to the School, brought him to become a tutor as well: today Francisco teaches fashion design to Istituto Marangoni Paris students with passion and enthusiasm.
In 2015 he founded his own label, Neith Nyer, named after his grandmother who taught him that designing clothes was not just a matter of techniques, but also a way to tell stories and pass on tales. He developed a vision of clothing that is firmly inspired by the dark side of nature: a thrifted garment from a suburban market is a great source of inspiration just as a piece of art from a prestigious exhibition.
His collections are often transgressive and thought-provoking, and aim at being both recognizable and unfamiliar. His outfits have been worn by many celebrities and fashion icons like American singer Miley Cyrus.
Neith Nyer took part in Paris Fashion Week with F/W18 Collection (March 2017) and S/S18 Collection (September 2017).