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Seamstresses work for the fashion designer Nanette Lepore at a shop in New York.
Designer Nanette Lepore is a cheerleader for New York City's garment district. Most of her contemporary women's clothing line, which sells at stores like Saks Fifth Avenue and Bloomingdale's, is made locally.Her company occupies six floors in a Manhattan building and uses, among other businesses, six nearby sewing factories, a cutting room and even a maker of...Read Full Story
It seems like a task only a superhero can accomplish - raising a family and advancing at work at the same time. But, you shouldn't let the fear hold you back, said fashion designer Nanette Lepore during a Google+ Hangout with ShopStyle. Below are some of Lepore's thoughts on career, being a woman in business, and more.
1. Don't be afraid of having it all
"I think that it's important to realize that you can do it all and not to hold yourself back from having a family or trying...Read Full Story
French designer Nanette Lepore had a few friends over to sip the uber-delicious Magnifico Giornato Lavender and Honey-infused champagne and shop her gorgeous, boudoir-inspired store for haute fall fashion looks. The pink painted floor of the spacious boutique was filled with fashionistas pouring through racks of luscious Lepore garments. Tailored skirt suits, patterned jeans, and studded, iridescent backpacks. Big T NYC was on hand with cups of green, black and white tea with the stripey...Read Full Story
What are you doing today at 3 p.m. EST/12 p.m. PST? Answer: attending our Google+ Hangout with fashion designer extraordinaire Nanette Lepore, who will be on hand discussing women in the business of fashion. Set your watches! We'll see you later at the ShopStyle and Nanette Lepore Hangout!Read Full Story
I must say folks that I am stunned with the sheer lack of connection Nanette Lepore has with reality, based on her statements post the controversy over her alleged “theft” of Fijian cultural designs.
In a nutshell, Nanette purchased Fijian cultural iconic print fabrics, designed and made the product available for sale. Subsequently, the New York Fijian community discovered the misappropriation and boy did they get angry. For over a month, they went on her facebook page and began calling her...Read Full Story
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