January 26, 2012

Inside Nanette Lepore's Colorful Studio


 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!

















32 comments:

  1. oh, some of those dresses are gorgeous! i love the colours and the fabrics! x

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  2. Sometimes I just want your life...

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  3. such an inspiring post! oh those flowers <3

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  4. ooo I love all of the lace swatches hanging on that wall.

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  5. Amazing pictues!
    http://vmjeheart.blogspot.com/

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  6. Beautiful. That pale blue lace dress with the coral slip is so terribly pretty, and it's so much fun to be a fly on your wall.

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  7. I love the bag in the 4th picture. but all the collection is lovely!

    Love, Ylenia | Longuette

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  8. I adore this post! Always been a fan of Nanette Lepore and her studios are just as fabulous as I would have imagined.
    Many many years ago my grandmother worked in the NYC garment district -- so it particularly warms my heart and makes me admire the brand even more to know they are keeping production in the USA.

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  9. oh and p.s. Love the Bloody Mary Bar, too!

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  10. I have always been a fan of Nanette Lepore. So femenine and beautiful. Attention to deatils are great. What an amazing opportunity to actually go behind the scenes ad see the making of these beautiful pieces. Looking forward to see the new bright and colorful collections at the stores. Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us with these beautiful pictures.

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  11. I am sooo in love with the neon lime green dresses!!!!

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  12. The orange dress with pale blue, lace overlay.... OMG. DYING.

    http://turquoiseandtangerine.blogspot.com/ 

    Can we trade lives for a day? I work in fashion now, so you can totally cover for me, and I will just pretend to be you. 

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  13. Oh, I don't know. Create your own adventures ;)

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  14. Agreed!!! I love Nanette's use of color and texture.

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  15. Thank you!
    The flowers were at a custom fabric flower factor, also in the garment district :)

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  16. Me too! Something about fabric swatches makes me really happy.

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  17. Love it!
    --Shanice,♥ Please check out my blog www.shanicexoxo.info and hopefully subscribe.

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  18. What a great store!

    http://www.atitelavoyacontar.blogspot.com

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  19. Lovely - the photos and the content in them.
    I've been following your blog for a while now, since we have lots of common ground blog friends, I like it. :)
    - Sarah

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  20. Looks amazing! Would love a bloody mary!

    I'd appreciate if you stopped by Tulips&Tulle soon!

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  21. love you're pictures and blog!!! amazing!!!
    we can follow each other if u want!!!
    xoxo Marika


    http://laviecestchic.blogspot.com

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  22. WHAT? this is incredible! i have always loved her clothes. so happy i discovered your blog. 

    following! i'd love for you to follow me back :) 

    xo, nikki

    http://carry-on-couture.blogspot.com

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  23. Can I just say how amazingly wonderful my world would be if every party I went to have a Bloody Mary bar?!

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  24. Amazing pictures. Everything is amazing. Your blog has really inspired me to go and work for the things I want. Everyone is always telling me I will never be able to get a job in Fashion but you never know if you don't try I guess :)

    Can't wait to read your next post! and to see future outfit posts, your style is just, wow.

    Hailes<3

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  25. Are those NEON SEQUINS? Mind. Is. Blown.

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  26. if Nanette Lepore had a plus line I would get three jobs to support my addiction.

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  27. I am Nanette's chef.  Thanks for posting such great photos of the food.  I love them.  I love the colors of the beets juxtaposed with the colors of the fabrics. 

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