Nanette Lepore Mercedes Benz Fashion Week New York Spring 2014Nanette Lepore’s fun collection of contrasting patterns against patterns and flirty designs hit the 2013 Spring/Summer runway at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. The check prints mixed with the flowered prints plus the eye catching colors all brought together a look that had an “I am ready to try anything” spirit for the independent modern woman.
Nanette Lepore’s collection was chic and very fashionable. Her line is a very wearable line and is not too fancy. It could be dressed up or dressed down depending on the accessories. The regular person that has refined taste could actually wear her line. It isn’t just for celebrities and socialites. It had a practical side that makes it accessible for the person that wants to be in style.
Known for her bold colors, evocative prints and signature silhouettes, Nanette Lepore has become one of the leading names in contemporary American fashion. Born in Youngstown, Ohio, Nanette married painter Robert Savage and headed east to New York City. Outfitted with only her talent, tenacity and a $5,000 loan from her father, Nanette launched her label in New York City’s Garment Center.
Inspired by her artsy bohemian childhood and passion for a good party, Nanette's designs are often seen on Blake Lively, Sofia Vergara, Abigail Breslin, Arianna Huffington, Leighton Meester, Taylor Swift, Kelly Rutherford, Ashley Greene, and Kristin Chenoweth.
Nanette’s outspoken efforts to protect New York City’s Garment Center have helped to raise awareness and demand for American-made clothing.
Today, Nanette Lepore has grown into an international brand that offers women’s apparel, handbags, footwear, accessories, swimwear, a junior collection with jcpenney and home. Nanette Lepore has shops across the United States and Asia—including boutiques in New York, Los Angeles, Bal Harbour, Chicago, Las Vegas, Boston, Tokyo, Shanghai and Hong Kong.
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