Each season, Lela Rose lands upon a source of inspiration and runs with it. And, she manages to weave that inspiration so well throughout her collection, that it feels like a narrative—one that connects each look to each other, moving through structured separates to the most elegantly draped dresses.
For fall 2014, the designer channeled the wholesome quality of a homemade meal—one that sits on chef Ferran Adrià’s table at El Bulli, specifically. As always, the clothes exhibited a distinctive textural element, with detail embellishments such as feathers, crystals, guipure lace, and gilded jacquard, providing a unique finishing touch. But, these ensembles felt especially complete in more ways than one. Checked, geometric-esque prints were offset by playful pieces such as a crisp, white blouse with a scalloped hemline, or a flouncy skirt. Satin co-ordinate sets came in demure silhouettes and embellished peplum T-shirts complemented trousers with a lady-like touch. Yes, Rose’s signature, head-turning whimsicality was definitely present.
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Finally, not to be overlooked is the appearance of a certain citrine shade that’s popped up on many of the runways this week. I was particularly drawn to this grid embroidered top and skirt set that evokes images of a classy, but also very cool kitchen setting. As for that meal? You can count me in.