Known for her feminine style and fine detailing, Nanette Lepore makes ultra-chic clothes that are at the same time easy to wear. She created her first couture look as a nine-year-old, when she outfitted a neighbor in a gypsy bedspread/dashiki with beaded choker. A native of Ohio, Lepore never missed her family’s annual road trips along California’s Route 66, which made Nanette feel like “a little gypsy” and provided her with a lifelong taste for travel. This wandering spirit eventually landed Lepore in New York, where she pursued a design degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology. But the respectability of a degree did nothing to quell the designer’s gypsy vibe, which remains prevalent in her creations. Lepore continues to expand her horizons, having opened a boutique in Los Angeles and launched a fragrance in 2004.
Here is a small preview of her amaizing Spring Summer 2007 collection!