With the uneasy political climate, politics were on Lepore’s mind while creating and presenting her Fall collection. Instead of focusing on the negative, the designer used her show as an opportunity to make a positive and empowering feminist statement. Lepore even went as far as making sure her team helping with the collection was entirely female. Elaborating on her vision, the artist explained,
“When women take over the world, we are going to dress in the craziest, most beautiful clothing.”
This concept certainly was clear on the runway in the most gorgeous way. Nanette Lepore’s Fall Ready-to-Wear Collection is giving traditionally feminine prints and silhouettes a confident edge that makes a bold statement regarding the traditionally feminine. Black floral tights under dresses and dark lace trimmings add just the right amount of bold sexiness to romantic dresses and flowing slacks. Pussy bows and high lace necklines come across more dominant and masculine than modest and traditional. Combinations of stimulating patterns and plush velvets work to further exude over the top confidence and shameless attitude. Lepore’s Fall 2017 ready-to-wear collection was equal parts dreamy, romantic, edgy, and empowering, and the pieces are so easy to imagine in our everyday wardrobe.