Fall Fashion Preview

Nanette Lepore shows her rebel side in secret girls club collection

Nanette Lepore shows her rebel side in secret girls club collection

Clifford New York Fashion Week fall 2015 Nanette Lepore March 2015 Look 4
Nanette Lepore marsala wool cape, blue print tunic and blue print pants. Photo courtesy of Nanette Lepore
Clifford New York Fashion Week fall 2015 Nanette Lepore March 2015 Look 14
Nanette Lepore plaid shirt dress. Photo courtesy of Nanette Lepore
Clifford New York Fashion Week fall 2015 Nanette Lepore March 2015 Look 21
Nanette Lepore black velvet dress with velvet lace top. Photo courtesy of Nanette Lepore
Clifford New York Fashion Week fall 2015 Nanette Lepore March 2015 Look 6
Nanette Lepore marsala top and blue sailor pants. Photo courtesy of Nanette Lepore
Clifford New York Fashion Week fall 2015 Nanette Lepore March 2015 Look 2
Nanette Lepore pale rose wool jacket and skirt with blue print top. Photo courtesy of Nanette Lepore
Clifford New York Fashion Week fall 2015 Nanette Lepore March 2015 designer
Nanette Lepore takes her runway bow. Photo courtesy of Nanette Lepore
Clifford New York Fashion Week fall 2015 Nanette Lepore March 2015 Look 4
Clifford New York Fashion Week fall 2015 Nanette Lepore March 2015 Look 14
Clifford New York Fashion Week fall 2015 Nanette Lepore March 2015 Look 21
Clifford New York Fashion Week fall 2015 Nanette Lepore March 2015 Look 6
Clifford New York Fashion Week fall 2015 Nanette Lepore March 2015 Look 2
Clifford New York Fashion Week fall 2015 Nanette Lepore March 2015 designer

Nanette Lepore is a rebel at heart. For her fall 2015 collection, presented at New York Fashion Week, she channeled "my unapologetic muse — the posh rebel — to create a vision of a secret girls club unified around the rallying cry 'Rebelle Society,'" according to her program notes.

Lepore's girls club exudes a military/boho attitude with navy suits and sailor pants with rows of brass buttons, brocade dresses, velvet lace tops and crocheted sweaters. There's a bit of a '60s feeling too, with sassy mini-skirts and platforms. (Lepore dedicated the show in memory of '60s songstress Lesley Gore.)

A series of black diamond-pattered lace pieces that closed the show have a psychedelic vibe.

Compared to many fall collections, this one is much more colorful. Among the offerings are a bright magenta midi dress, teal slacks paired with a salmon-colored satin blouse, a pink and blue print shirtdress, and "marsala" orange slacks and long jacket.

Lepore is a rebel with a cause, as a strong advocate of made-in-the-USA clothing and a leader in the fight to protect New York City's Garment Center. Most of her collection is manufactured in New York; her shoes are made in Los Angeles.

A budding model, Lepore's 17-year-old daugher, Violet Savage, walked the runway in the mother's show for the second time. She appeared in a show last September for Lepore's spring collection, in stores now.

Dallasites can meet Lepore on April 9 at 6 pm, when she joins Neiman Marcus fashion director Ken Downing for a conversation and presentation at the NorthPark store on level 2. Expect to see pieces from her spring collection as well as pre-fall pieces selected by the designer and Downing.

The evening's event celebrates the Underwriters of A Night at the Turtle Creek Karaoke Lounge benefiting Turtle Creek Recovery Center. Lepore will donate 10 percent of sales from April 8 and 9 to Turtle Creek Recovery Center.