Nanette was one of the first designers I was actually aware of growing up in the suburbs so it was exciting to actually meet her. Nanette’s clothes are very distinct to me; I always recognize her feminine, colorful pieces right away.
I was lucky enough to speak to Nanette Lepore for a few minutes (in between bites of delicious macaroons and sips of sparkling lemonade) and ask her a couple of quick questions!
Your clothing is always very distinct. How do you balance that signature feminine look while keeping things fresh every season?
Well, that’s a really hard question! It’s my challenge!
I always really want every one to look very modern but have that femininity.
I try to cross that line to make things sharp and crisp but still be really feminine.
You start off trying to feel like capturing the essence of the moment and putting your own spin on it.
When you begin designing a collection do you have a specific woman in mind?
What I do is I work a lot from what I need. What I feel like I’m missing or what I’m looking for in the stores that I didn’t make or what silhouette that feels really fresh. I put on something and it feels like, “Wow that’s really exciting!”
So I do a lot of trying on clothes; There are always heaps of clothes on my floor. I do a lot of vintage shopping and I just design what I like!
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