Nili Lotan Spring 2022 Ready-to-Wear Collection
During the pandemic, Nili Lotan made a habit of photographing her collections in two locations: upstate New York and Manhattan. She remixed the looks to suit their surroundings, but the footage posted recently on Vogue Runway was mostly shot in the country. They reflected our collective desire to escape to nature and relax, but anyone who has abandoned their downtown apartment could tell you that this impulse was short-lived. The city is unmistakably where you want to be right now, immersed in the energy and spirit of historic reemergence. Lotan is feeling it too: his Spring 2022 collection was photographed not in the upstate, but right here in Tribeca, with a renewed emphasis on a sleek fit and ultra-refined separate pieces.
To say that Lotan is completely abandoning sweatshirts and casual wear is not correct; his NL base collection is still a trusted source for military joggers, soft hoodies and loose t-shirts. But its excitement lies in the understated and luxurious sensibility of spring. Ivory suits with adjusted and elongated proportions will be familiar to fans of the NL; ditto for super-wide chinos and buttery suede jackets. The surprises came from Lotan’s new evening wear experiences – finely hand-sewn A-line dresses and tunics with gold threads – and a new group of tight-fitting jersey tunics, blouses and flare dresses, to wear together or separate. One look combined a gold-trimmed tunic with comfy jersey pants and flat sandals, a balance of elegance and ease that is perfect for back to school.