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Our Story

Spending the 1st half of 2020 in complete pause gave me time to really dig into what I love about Lilian Asterfield, the almost 15 year journey, and what direction I want to take the project. I’m not going to lie, it was an emotional time and still continues to be.

It is extremely important for my work to continue to protect and support the beauty of individualism, expression, and be a safe place for everyone. 🏳️‍🌈 🏳️‍⚧️

The work comes alive on your body and I’m honored that you all have lent me the canvas of your personal style to exhibit my work.

Lilian Asterfield will be holding a stronger thread to our origins of upcycling, repurposing and finding even more ways to continue to support a circular economy and represent the lady A. community. 
- Nicole 

Who is Lilian Asterfield?


Lilian Asterfield is artist and designer, Nicole Deponte's, alter ego and the character behind the label. The name was invented by her Gramps as a pet name for her Mum when she was a little girl.  Lilian Asterfield is a feisty, free spirited, Modern Victorian specializing in the dramatic and avoiding the ordinary.

It all began in 2008 with two giant bags full of vintage ties and a tiny home studio in Boston, MA.
Sculpture B.F.A + two bags of neckties = an unexpected adventure into refashion.
A sucker for innovation, collage and inventive design, Nicole Deponte, challenges the norm with an avant-garde lens. Eye-catching color combinations, juxtaposed prints from a curated vintage collection, and hand-stitched tailoring make each piece a wearable work of art.
The spirit behind the work is EMPOWERMENT. Lilian Asterfield is for EVERYONE. We fiercely support the empowerment of individuality and expression.
Our mission to serve as a conduit for your powerful foxiness. Style is what you make of it, you are an icon.