Nili Lotan

Nili Lotan
Nili Lotan
Born (Hebrew: נילי לוטן‎)
Netanya, Israel
Occupation Fashion Designer
Known for Founder of Nili Lotan Design Studio in New York City

Nili Lotan is an Israeli American fashion designer best known as the founder of the Nili Lotan Design Studio, a designer clothing company.

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Early life and education

Lotan was born in Netanya, Israel. Her father, Moshe Shapira, was a well-known real estate developer there.[1]

She served for two years in the Israeli Air Force[2] before attending Shenkar Fashion Institute in Tel Aviv.[2] Lotan notes publicly that her early life - growing up of European parents in Israel - and military service have been important influences on her approach to design.[1][3]

Career

Lotan’s career began in 1980 after relocation to New York City.[2] She subsequently worked her way to the post of head designer at Nautica and Ralph Lauren;[2] having spent years previous perfecting her craft as a senior designer for Adrienne Vittadini and Liz Claiborne.[4]

In 2003, moving on from her corporate design roles, Lotan opted to launch her own collection under the Nili Lotan label. Military-style jackets quickly became Lotan’s trademark at her new company; and the brand has since evolved into producing a full range women’s of clothing for all seasons. Lotan now sells her signature clothing in over 150 stores worldwide.[4]

In 2006, Nili Lotan opened her first store in Tribeca New York where she combines her design studio with a retail space.[5]

Lotan’s fashion philosophy is well documented: "Fashion is about change and evolution that is based on one’s personal references and point of view. We express ourselves creatively through the clothes we propose and wear. I believe in individual expression through contrast and contradiction. Therefore, I would like to offer variations of styles and textures that may be eclectically combined to reflect a woman’s personal style, mood or attitude." [2][4][5]

Recognition

Notable celebrities known to wear Nili Lotan clothing include Paris Hilton, Sandra Bernhard, Liza Minnelli, Martha Stewart, Demi Moore, Frances McDormand, Amanda Peet, Reese Witherspoon, and Helen Hunt.[1]

Nili Lotan clothing has received editorial recognition in the following publications: Bazaar, Teen Vogue, Vogue, Marie Claire, Fader, Elle, German Vogue, NY Times, Ok!, Senken, NY Time Magazine, and Oprah Magazine.[6]

Lotan's efforts in the fashion world have generated feature articles in New York Magazine, New York Sun, New York Post, Lifestyle Magazine, Time Out NY, Ha'aretz, Vogue, Woman's Wear Daily, Big Time, German Elle, The Wall Street Journal, and Maariv.[6]

In the November 2006 issue of Vogue, Nili led an impressive field of designers by being selected as having “The Winning Shirt” - part of the "Best Basics" competition. Lotan’s entry was selected for top rank over several industry-leading clothing designers including Trovata, Brooks Brothers, Pink, Steven Alan, Anne Fontaine, Theory, Robert Rodriguez, Notify, and Bell.[7]

Personal

Lotan, a mother of three, resides in the Tribeca neighborhood of New York City.[1]

She is in a committed relationship with David Broza, a multi-platinum Israeli singer-songwriter and guitarist.[8]

References

  1. ^ a b c d Ha'aretz "Up in arms" http://www.haaretz.com/culture/arts-leisure/up-in-arms-1.198022
  2. ^ a b c d e Nili Lotan Bio http://www.nililotan.com
  3. ^ Primal Style Memories http://www.nytimes.com/2011/05/07/fashion/08MOMSWEBONLY.html?_r=1&scp=2&sq=&st=nyt
  4. ^ a b c The New York Observer "Does My Kibbutz Look Big in This? Israeli Designer Channels Hippies for Spring" http://www.observer.com/2009/o2/does-my-kibbutz-look-big-israeli-designer-channels-hippies-spring
  5. ^ a b New York Magazine "Nili Lotan Profile" http://nymag.com/listings/stores/nili-lotan/
  6. ^ a b Nili Lotan Press http://www.nililotan.com
  7. ^ Vogue November 2006 "The Winning Shirt" http://www.nililotan.com/type1img/mcvogp1_1_2.pdf
  8. ^ AK Magazine http://www.nrg.co.il/online/24/ART1/839/065.html

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