Nanette Lepore is one of a select group of New York designers with a reputation for providing the ultimate in killer party dresses. Indeed, this reputation is a well deserved one as I know few women who wouldn’t leap at the chance to wear a Nanette number to an important event. But while Nanette Lepore undoubtedly knows how to create a fab frock, her latest offerings serve as a reminder that she designs some pretty fantastic other stuff too.
Take the hot pink blazer/geometric print cigarette pants combi with which she opened her Resort 2013 collection. Skinny fit, 7/8th length trousers are perfectly balanced out with a long-line, beautifully tailored jacket while costume jewellery adds to the elegantly excessive effect. Eye-popping colours, clashing patterns and bold geometric prints have been applied to everything from shorts suits to simple shifts, with paisley prints and lace lovelies softening the overall effect. Fun, flirty and fantastically wearable, after 20 years in the business Nanette Lepore is still showing us how it’s done.
Love Ella. X