Although the program’s notes clearly stated that Lela Rose was inspired by, and “gave a nod to Wyoming and the American West,” I have to interject that it was clear she executed this with the utmost restraint, quite evidently keeping her customer in mind and created gorgeous, liveable pieces that women of sprawling metropolises will surely love, come fall. The color palette revealed subtle bursts of shiny ornamentation peaking through the sides and backs of garments, worked around its core hues of black, ivory, steel, lilac, light turquoise and magenta.
In its wearability were luxe fabrications such as guipure lace, tweed, cashmere, organza, cotton voile, silk gazar and brocade, accented by gorgeous prints imitating feathers, while the real thing accompanied a top and pant set that displayed the most incredible, eye-catching movement. Fringe and tassels certainly came into play as well, injecting a bit of whimsy and fashionable solidarity into the looks. Rose’s dresses certainly were reminiscent of her signature style most, however pants and even a bit of denim equally held their own.