It’s a brand new era for designer Lela Rose as she gives us a new take on glamour, a new sexy edge and new gorgeous, multi-faceted fabrics and textures.
Previewing her collection was as easy as a walk in the park, which by the way, all of her dresses were charmingly named after this season. We’ll start with Central Park for obvious reasons. The park is literally an oasis in the middle of all the hustle and bustle in the world. The dress is a simple oasis-like mermaid with an incredibly intense filigree and crystal embroidered tulle overlay gown layered on top. How fitting, the ideal melding of a quiet respite layered into the intricacies of an exquisite top-to-toe cloud.
Bryant Park sits in mid-town Manhattan, on the outer edge of the city’s Garment Center and once home to the industry’s Fashion Week tented show mania. It’s behind the spectacular New York Public Library and sits right at the helm of 42nd Street. This park is in the middle of it all. The dress is the perfect middle-ground in the collection. It’s a tenacious asymmetric mermaid, with cleverly designed on and off tulle straps. It’s sexy, but calm without the flourish of beading. Intellectual, quirky, modern.
Gramercy Park is definitely the most exclusive park in the city. It happens to be the only gated park where you actually need a key to get in. Residents who live surrounding the park are the lucky key-masters to Gramercy. But once you are in, you are treated to a luxurious, downtown park in the middle of some of the city’s toniest townhouses. The dress is the embodiment of Gramercy. Its sleek trumpet shape heralds a youthful silhouette, the body of Leavers lace gives a hint of tradition while the chic, off the shoulder sheer illusion neckline keeps it sexy and new.
We love Rose’s adventurous new narrative on wedding fashion as she expands her repertoire and gives us all a bird’s-eye view of just how inspiring this city really is when all you have to do is look.