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Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Nanette Lepore - One of My Personal Favs

Nanette Lepore, spring summer 2011. She's one of our favorite contemporary designers at Glamoursurf. Attention to detail, quality craftsmanship, gorgeous designs. Let's head to the beach baby!

A little about Nanette from her website.

After completing her undergraduate studies at Youngstown University, she packed her bags and headed east to New York City's venerable Fashion Institute of Technology. She aced her degree in design, married painter Robert Savage and set out to pay her dues in design studios around town.

However, Nanette knew she wouldn't be satisfied until her creations bore her own name. In 1992, bolstered by a $5,000 loan from her dad to strike out on her own, Nanette set up shop in a penthouse office in the garment district. It quickly became an incubator for poets and painters who would bounce ideas off one another while stargazing on the roof.

Want to see more? Nanette Lepore: Spring Summer 2011

You can follow Nanette on her Facebook page, or read her blog notes on the Huffington Post.


Anonymous said...

Oh, but I love Lepore! My all time favorite skirt is a silk tweed by her. And she still manufacturers in the US, and is a big supporter of the Made in the USA movement. I've got to save my pennies for one of those cute swimsuits.

The Glamorous Housewife said...

I used to work for NL in her wholesale showroom in Los Angeles. Her clothing is amazing and I am excited to see she is now doing swim suits. Lovely collection.

Thanks doll,
The Glamorous Housewife

Glamoursurf said...

Lizzie, Made in the USA! YAY! Yes, you can read a bit more about that on her blog and she is a big supporter of small biz as well ;)

And Glam, you worked for her? Mmmmm, I'd love to tip toe through that showroom!