Nili Lotan is a straightforward designer who makes clothes for real life — her collection bears no gimmicks, no embellishments and little color; it’s more about style than fashion, she said.
Her spring lineup was an evolution of that purist vision, with an emphasis on new fabrics.
“What inspires me the most is the textiles, the yarns,” Lotan said. She worked slouchy tops and outerwear in coated linen and lace, air-dried cotton twill and Japanese nylon. Stripes are a staple of her collections; done in navy and red, they lent the collection a chic, almost Parisian feel, as did a series of classic, embroidered bohemian blouses. Also a highlight were light, oversize sweaters done in a cotton tape yarn that resembled terry cloth.