Nanette Lepore is known for creating ultrafeminine pieces and her Fall 2009 collection was no different. The designer told media sources that she was inspired by “opulent women who mix and match pieces, travels a lot, collects and keeps clothes and mixes something fabulous with something old and vintage.” In her runway show, it was obvious to see the touches of vintage influences in the fabrics, silhouettes and color choices. But Lepore managed to put a modern glamorous spin on it all.
Rich color combinations were utilized – gold metallic accented black, brown and coral tones in ethnic printed shift, chiffon blouses and plaid shorts and skirts. A heavy use of plaid was also incorporated into the collection as well – everything from asymmetrically cut dresses to softly cut blazers to skirt suits accented with feathered hems. Shades of royal blue and mustard yellow were mixed with khaki and black and leopard printed accessories, including belts and open-toed booties. Chunky wool hats provided a stark yet perfect contrast to the ladylike silhouettes.