Spring fashion is all about adding some color to your wardrobe. With each season, I look to my favorite designers for inspiration. When I think of bright accessories, the first designer that comes to mind is Reason To Be Pretty. I am excited to catch up with Nophar Haimovitz, founder and designer of this amazing line.
So what's the latest with Reason To Be Pretty?
With a new website set to launch next week and a Spring line called Color Block (see photos below), Haimovitz was inspired by a recent trip to Japan. "My upcoming Fall collection is very boho-chic. The Fujiyama collection inspired me to make my own collection more clean, more chic. Everything is still all hand-dyed, but the colors have been more toned down. Instead of royal blue, for example, I'm doing a denim blue. Its very elegant and mature. "
How did you decide on colors and materials for your current collection?
I thought about colors that would look great in the Fall and that can also take you into Spring. I chose lightweight materials for Spring. Comfort is a huge consideration in everything I wear and sell.
How do fashion trends inspire you?
For shows and boutiques, I love showing my collection each season and I love mixing my own colors and developing new techniques that haven't been seen before, but I also love making pieces for women who want jewelry that is trending now. I use my Etsy Store to track real-time trends. Although tassels and fringe are trendy now, I've been working with these materials for over six years now so sometimes you follow a trend, and sometimes you create the trend.
What's next for Reason To Be Pretty, any immediate goals?
I want to expand to more stores. I want to express that Reason to Be Pretty is a way of life, not just a brand. Surrounding yourself with pretty things that make you happy and comfortable is what every woman deserves.
Tell me a little bit about the growth of your business. How did you make it happen? What advise would you give to emerging Israeli designers ?
It took many years to develop a feel for my own brand. In 2016, I was featured in Macys and in New York Times. I have showrooms in Japan and America. Things are growing. While I continue to grow, I also help Isreali businesswomen grow their businesses. I tell them to find their own voice. Its about how you tell your story. It takes forever to get a breakthrough, especially in the US, but it will come. Keep reinventing yourself every season.
Shop Reason To Be Pretty collection HERE