Fashion Week Interviews

A Modern Romance at Nanette Lepore Spring ’14

On one of the hottest days during New York Fashion Week, Nanette Lepore managed to usher in a cool breeze of romanticism on the runway—in the form of airy silhouettes and relaxed separates that you can mix and match with ease.

With so many designers taking a deconstructed approach to floral this coming season, Nanette added her own torn point of view, which we asked her to elaborate on backstage.

“It’s more of a feeling from the print, sort of like a distressed tear, but there’s also softness happening in terms of redefining what is pretty,” she says. “I think women are missing those essential romantic wardrobe staples, so this season I wanted to bring movement and femininity back to my clothing.”

Qianna Smith
Photos by Fernando Colon