Nanette Lepore used rich fabrics for her line of affordable fall clothes. Plum velvet was in high demand, along with bohemian tops decked in mosaic stones of turquoise. Faded copper leather with burnt tan lining had a "borrowed boyfriend's jacket who works in a bar" look. The collection felt heavy, with thick materials weighing down the body. But this heaviness added a royal approach. A Renaissance portrait inspired Lepore, a time when Kings wore plush materials in hues of exotic shades. Prints in shapes similar to the Fleur-de-lis can help buyers resemble a Queen without spending like one.
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Photo: Nanette Lepore