2008 September 8
Lela Rose - New York Spring 2009
(NEW YORK) Lela Rose’s Spring 2009 collection was sugar and spice and everything nice. While Rose’s palette has traditionally been neutral, this season the Texan designer embraced color. Aside from her staple feminine frocks, Rose delivered trousers and separates for preppy glamour. Abstract plaids, played out in heavy coats and floaty chiffons, were a unique complement to chic monochromatic linen shorts, pants and skirts. Ikat prints and a kaleidoscope of color exuded a sense of African tribal wear. Ruffles, tucks and bows served as subtle details. Jewel tones played an integral role this season, with yellow, sapphire, jade, and opal emerging from Rose’s treasure chest.