Don’t expect an epic revolution from Nili Lotan; the designer opts for more subtle evolutions from season to season, tweaking her aesthetic with a delicate hand. “The freshness of just having shades of gray [instead of blacks and whites] — that excites me,” she said during a walk-through of her pre-fall lineup, which, for the first time, incorporated more cold-weather looks after increased demand from customers and retail partners. “I get a kick out of the little things: colors, textures, yarns.”
Inspired by the skyline and rooftops in the Saint-Germain-des-Prés district of Paris, Lotan hit the mark with lush, slouchy sweaters paired with cropped, low-slung trousers and oversize wool coats. She took her best-selling silk slipdress down a pitch by styling it under a hoodie — with beat-up sneakers — for the ultimate cool-girl swagger.