Thursday, 28 July 2016

Nenette Lepore


Lepore is a designer who likes to have a good time: She enjoys making clothes that women can wear, pieces that they can dance in or bounce from a black-tie event to a brunch in. 

Like Rome, which she described as a place where “women wear fishnets while riding Vespas,” Lepore’s new Resort collection has a sense of unhinged romanticism. Black lace, a fabric that can be reminiscent of a mourning nonna, looked alluring whipped into a turtleneck with bell sleeves. There was a fresh, jaunty element to the lace when it came in white, as it did on a carefree bohemian frock with tassels dangling from the collar. Embroidery was a standout touch; fat red roses were stitched onto a black zip-up jacket and down the middle zipper of a curve-skimming body-con dress. Leopard print looked chic in the form of a dĂ©colletage-dipping blouse, and was further elevated with a black lace trim. Rome or not, it’s the kind of piece made for fun.