Nili Lotan is a critically acclaimed Israeli-born and New York-based ready-to-wear fashion designer. Born and raised in Israel, Lotan’s influences remain rooted in her upbringing, inspired by a love for style from an early age. After graduating from Shenkar College of Engineering and Design in Tel Aviv, Lotan moved to New York where she lead design teams for some of the industry's most iconic names, including Ralph Lauren, Liz Claiborne and Nautica. Lotan launched her eponymous label in 2003, grounded in the belief that a woman's wardrobe should function as an extension of herself. Lotan’s design philosophy is that clothes should be clean, sophisticated and functional. A designer should offer a woman elements for her own self-expression.