Photography Courtesy of Nili Lotan
Bergdorf Goodman is excited to announce the arrival of New York-based ready-to-wear label Nili Lotan. This morning the Israeli designer, who launched her namesake brand in 2003, came by to talk about her most recent Resort 2020 collection, sharing her vision and inspiration with the BG team. From cozy knits to perfectly-cut trousers to patterned slip dresses, her pieces are just what every woman’s wardrobe needs to get through the season in style. Here, read about Lotan’s motivation to start her label, her favorite pieces, and more, plus shop the collection now in store on 6 and online at BG.com.
Bergdorf Goodman: What inspired you to start your label?
Nili Lotan: It was a very personal and spontaneous move. I was looking for the freedom of doing what I want to do and how I wanted to do it. I was working for 23 years in the industry and it was in that moment that I felt I wanted to do it on my own.
BG: How would describe the Nili Lotan brand in three words?
NL: The Nili Lotan brand is effortless, timeless, and ageless.
BG: What is your wardrobe MVP and how do you plan to wear it for fall?
NL: My favorite piece for fall would be the Atwood sweater. It’s a classic three-ply turtleneck and I just want to wear it everyday.
BG: What are some of your favorite pieces available now at BG?
NL: It is difficult to pick my favorites because they are all my creations, so I love them all! But if I had been given the challenge to choose three, I would choose the Rosalin leopard coat because that is a piece that I don’t have in my closet right now and it is a piece that would make everything that I have look super cool. Second would be one of my black, silk blouses, the Orin or the Cecily, so that I have an evening top that I can wear with my jeans or leather pants. Last would be a high-waisted black denim so that I can make an outfit with the silk top and the coat.
BG: What is your favorite Bergdorf Goodman memory?
NL: This morning—what a heartwarming morning! I was standing in front of the Bergdorf team, the Bergdorf community, and while I have had several similar experiences like this in other stores and in other places, there was just something very special about this morning. I felt like I had been hugged and welcomed and it was very special for me.