The hand painted shoe. With only days before the show as the final looks began to be styled for what would eventually hit the runway, Nanette decided the grey snake-embossed heel that she originally wanted was now too light for the rest of the collection. Julie, our print designer, came to the rescue once again.
"I presented Nanette with a few different options and then together we decided which would work best. First I tried a light grey outer layer [on the shoe], then we tried matter black all over and Nanette liked that best. I only used black black acrylic paint. It was great because the acrylic dried quickly and matte so it looked like a professional finish… But don’t worry, for production we’re going to do it correctly."
Nanette Lepore for the Wall Street Journal
PHI x Nanette Lepore
We teamed up with Brooklyn-based art collective, PHI, to make this spooky snake inspired video to highlight the Nanette On Mars Collection.
Just in time for Halloween, this will be the strangest video you’ll watch today.