Hooray! Fashion week in NYC has exploded all over Bryant Park once again and, instead of bruising my toes and chaffing my heels, I’m sitting in my one chair perusing the new collections as if I were there.
So far, there have been a handful of shows, but of the many designers who have shown thus far, Lela Rose has caught my eye in more ways than one.
I’m loving the 1960s patterns meeting with the modernized shapes. There are few things better than a funnel neck coat, and paired with a long, long, long sleeved top and a knee-length skirt… Perfection ensues.
Nothing bad has ever resulted from emphasizing the waist, and the mix of textures in this look just make me salivate. The sheen of the satin plus the rough rib-knit sweater, all on top of squishy-soft tights just make me want to go to sleep in the middle of a beautifully colored bubble. That green is amazing. In the words of Rachel Zoe, “I die.”
I’m loving the palette of this collection… Dusty jewel tones and old-school plaids and patterns. To balance out the more classic aesthetics of these fabrics and textures, Lela Rose updated the shapes of all the individual pieces, i.e. making a black and white plaid skirt into a whimsical tiered mini, and turning a vibrant purple top from plain to a wide-neck, 1/2 puff sleeved statement.