2009 February 16
Lela Rose - New York Fall 2009
(NEW YORK) Lela Rose took a pared-down approach to her signature girly-girl looks with her Fall 2009 collection, inspired by the rainforest and its less-pretty aspects: "The creatures on the forest floor, like beetles, beetle shells," she said after the show. "I think nature has the most beautiful things that we can draw from—it's a shame we're losing some of it!" Mixed textures like tweeds, stripes and plaids, and shimmering paillettes of greens, blues and charcoals brought the feminine collection down to earth.