In the knitwear industry for many years, designing for others, sometimes toiling in what she called “moderate purgatory,” Lenor Romano took the knitting needles into her hands and launched her own men’s knitwear company.
In the few years she has been in business full time, her company Lenor Romano LLC has had great success selling prestigious national retailers such as Nordstrom and Von Maur and a host of top men’s specialty stores & catalogues including Patrick James, Ticknors, Westport Big and Tall.
Not unusual for a woman who determined her own sense of style at a very young age. By eight years old, her already refined taste rejected her mother’s attempt to dress her in ruffles and bows so she designed her own clothes, sewn by an aunt on her home machine. "I was never a frilly child".
As an adult designer, Lenor found menswear more conducive to her design aesthetic than women’s apparel. And since graduating New York’s prestigious Parson’s School, she has established her own independent imprint on menswear in general and knitwear in particular.
Lenor Romano in Aug 2016 with a model wearing selections from her Spring 2017 collection. Part of the elite MACKO'S PICKS!