Nina McLemore is taking over Washington D.C.
The fashion designer has been dressing power women in DC — including presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Senator Elizabeth Warren — for years.
Her clothing line, including her famously tailored jackets, are meant to communicate power, while being fashionable and sensible. Most of the jackets are in the $800 range.
The former Liz Claiborne executive told the Washington Post, “I feel what I can do is give women clothes so that when they walk in the room, people will take them seriously.”
McLemore started designing her line in 2003, after women she knew, many of them bankers, explained how they couldn’t find the proper clothing for work.
Her jackets are meant to be versatile. The jackets feature collars that stand up and sleeves lined with cuffs for easy adjustment.
“People do make instant judgments about other people, and it’s based on the way they look,” she said. “What I feel I can do is provide women the clothes and the advice to be treated as equally as possible.”
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