nanette lepore spring 2010 ready-to-wear review

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Nanette Lepore
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NEW YORK, September 16, 2009
By Alison Baenen
Nanette Lepore was thinking about color for Spring, and she ended up with a palette of highlighter hues. Acid yellow, neon orange, and hot pink lent the season’s long and fluid silhouette a bit of heft (not to mention some of the energy that was missing last season). “I wanted the colors to give the clothes a more powerful look,” Lepore explained backstage before her show. The result was a playful mix of airy, printed dresses and striped knits that would work on a summer day in South Beach or Southampton. Lepore’s chunky wedges—hybrid booties and strappy sandals—in prints and patterns as eye-grabbing as the clothes offered a grounding element to the lightness on top.