For some reason, my mental conception of Nanette Lepore is a bit…twee. Perhaps it’s just that the designer’s name has a particularly girly ring to it, but I always assume that Lepore’s line is going to be unforgivably feminine in a way that I don’t particularly enjoy.
This is one of the few time in life where I’m overjoyed to be wrong – the Nanette Lepore Twisted Fringe Hobo inspired me to take another look at the designer’s work, and it’s detailed, interesting and not at all too feminine. In fact, the vast majority of the brand’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection is exactly the type of clothing that I’d happily buy for myself. This bag? I’m not entirely sure. (more…)