January 26, 2012
Last week I was invited to an incredible brunch at Nanette Lepore's midtown showroom, where there was a customizable Bloody Mary bar (which, by the way, I think all daytime fashion events should now be required to include), delicious eats, one-on-one time with Lepore herself, a fun and fashionable crowd, and a tour of Lepore's design studio and neighboring factories. It's no secret that I love clothes, but perhaps more thrilling to me is the process - from design to production - that is behind the scenes of all the garments and designers we know and love. I love that Nanette Lepore has decided to keep all of its production in New York, where a once thriving garment industry dominated the apparel market. It's nice to know that there are still NYC-based designers that are passionate and focused on keeping production local!