There was something about Nanette Lepore’s Fall 2010 color palette, use of velvet, sweeping skirts and chunky coats that reminded me of the 60s, the psychedelic rock scene to be specific. Style.com‘s review states Lepore’s color inspiration being from a Renaissance painting but bumped up. The colors may be Renaissance-inspired but the collection design feels otherwise. It was a very consumer-friendly collection in the sense that it wasn’t at all conceptual but still very fashion forward. There were plaid pieces and scrolling leaf print in addition to the variety of textures. What’s amazing is how well it all worked together while not looking like a mess of vintage resale finds trying to recreate something that should stay well in the past. A majority of the actual garments design took the form of surplus dresses, drop-waist tunics and knitwear.
Besides the prominent feature of velvet, the bead work on a number of pieces were notable, as well as the use of shiny gold and brown pailettes all over long sleeve tops and mini skirts. The collection had a lot more to offer with functional outerwear than most designers have this past fashion week. Coats came in chunky tweeds, metallic leather with shearling trim and draped wool. Even short sleeveless dresses seemed to have the ability of retaining warmth from shaggy, scarf-like necklines. Some may notice some similar elements between this Fall collection and Lepore’s last one but fortunately it doesn’t feel like a repeat.
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