Launched in 2005, WellesleyWeston Magazine is a quarterly publication tailored to Wellesley and Weston residents and edited to enrich the experience of living in two of Massachusetts' most desirable communities.
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Although a showroom in New York City's Fashion District is where they show off to buyers and editors, Natick is Lightbown's cre- ative playground. As the company's headquar- ters, this location houses the design studio, corporate offices, and distribution center. The team of ten designers and four techni- cal designers brainstorms collections with the excitement of each being their very first. "I think all designers love to start a new season," says Lightbown. "I start with inspira- tion. It can be a picture, a vintage dress, an article, a new show. Something that catches your eye that looks new and fresh. It starts a spark." Collections are given clever and revealing names, such as Tundra Wrap, Winter 2014's playful interpretation of a Russian tundra experience with a punk inspiration, or this spring's Tribal Nouveau, full of deep impact lines with pops of fire and nectarine. They recently also introduced "colored neutrals," NIC+ZOE's version of the basics. Everyone knows beige and khaki, but Lightbown cre- ated a sand shell and mushroom as her take on those. 127 s u m m e r 2 0 1 5 | W e l l e s l e y W e s t o n M a g a z i n e "We strive to show the world that Boston fashion is more than red shorts and boat shoes." – D o r i a n L i g h t b o w n