What I love about the Lela Rose Fashion Week’s Fall 2013 Collection featured at Fashion Week is the range of textures and colors used and they way they work together, both as a collection and in the individual pieces themselves. The textural use of lace and layered sheer fabric is like Hansel from Zoolander: it’s so hot right now. Which is why it’s nice to see a collection of stand-out pieces that use texture, lace and sheer fabric in a different way than everyone else. In the same way that other designers mix prints, Lela Rose mixes textures that make me want to reach through my computer screen and delicately fondle the fabric in and out of my fingertips. I’m not above a good fabric fondling. Don’t report me to To Catch A Predator just yet; you know you’ve fondled a fabric or two in your day, and if it’s as touchable as these designs look on screen then it would be worth the weird looks.
I also love the splashes of color Lela Rose incorporates into the line and the way the garments and patterns flow freely between structured and rigid to natural and relaxed. It seems there are no unifying rules that bring this collection together, which is why it all works so well for me. It’s rich in texture and in color and I’m in love.
PS: Lela Rose isn’t just a ready-to-wear collection; the team also designs wedding dresses, bridesmaid dresses, footwear, accessories and home decor. Lela Rose is the sextuple threat.
My High Fives For Lela Rose: Sensual, Iconic, Delicate, Composed, Tactile