Nili Lotan summed up her fall collection with two words: femininity and sensuality. This being Lotan, it was channeled in her own way; without girlish frills or overt sexiness. A glance at the look book, shot by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, depicted a strong, chic downtown girl: “The feeling and mood of TriBeCa is what dictates the collection — relaxed, laid-back, unpretentious and nonchalant,” Lotan said.
While Lotan’s lineups are typically full of tomboyish, borrowed-from-the-boys stuff — as in her signature military jackets — her choice of fabrics for fall dictated a new, more glamorous mood. There were faux furs rendered into cropped, chubby jackets, as well as languid slipdresses in silk and velvet. Proportions skewed longer and leaner this season with cinched waists; a gray suit with a single-button blazer and roomy trousers was a standout. Her crisp cotton shirting, done in solids and stripes, took on a more feminine, kimono-sleeve silhouette, and many of her looks, including a black quilted nylon jacket, also came with waist-belts. “I was always a tomboy, and now I’m going full-blown woman,” Lotan said.