A champion and pioneer for American-made manufacturing, New York City-based designer Nanette Lepore has been producing playful and electric womenswear for years. Now, with her Fall 2013 collection ready to roll—she shows on February 13 at Lincoln Center—the spirited and social media-savvy creator spoke with Polyvore about her brilliant spring and fall collections, personal style obsessions and business-minded missions, one of which is to protect and preserve Manhattan’s delicate and historic Garment Center.
"On the significance of NYC's Garment Center: 'Local manufacturing was what enabled me to start my company. I was able to have an inexpensive rent, manufacture locally and grow my business slowly.'" — polyvore-editorial
"On her spring color trend: 'When Pantone announced 2013’s color was emerald green, we were flattered. We always want to achieve that and we’ve been lucky enough to be right on track with color. It feels good to know you’re right up there.'" — polyvore-editorial
"'My favorite piece from the Spring '13 show was the one that Sabina Sciubba, from the band Brazilian Girls, wore. She was allowed to put her look together from the rack--it was just our grid print, but it was amazing.'" — polyvore-editorial