Nili Lotan

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Nili Lotan
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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.


Nili Shapira (later Lotan) was born in Netanya, Israel. Her father, Moshe Shapira, was a 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] Lotan has three children and 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.[4]

Fashion career[edit]

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.[5]

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.[5]

In 2006, Nili Lotan opened her first store in Tribeca New York where she combines her design studio with a retail space.[6]

Notable celebrities known to wear Nili Lotan clothing include Gigi Hadid, Christy Turlington, Hari Nef, Paris Hilton, Sandra Bernhard, Julianne Moore, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Martha Stewart.[1]

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