Nanette Lepore made a statement, both figuratively and literally, for spring. She shifted her show format to a party in her SoHo store with music, wine, friends, family and, of course, models who mingled and posed — in the window, along the entrance and on a platform. The change-up was also expressed via a series of playful quotes found on some of the dresses, among them “Does anyone have a charger I can borrow forever?” and “Tie me up, please, thank you.”
“I collaborated on all those funny quotes with artist Sean Kinney, of the Eddie Eddie by Billy Tommy T-shirt line,” she explained. But, seriously, Lepore showed some very cute looks with Sixties and Seventies flare, such as off-the-shoulder embroidered eyelet dresses, flowy printed maxidresses, bohemian blouses and cropped bell-bottoms. “Fashion used to be fun,” she said. Cheers to that.