Thursday, February 24, 2011

Lela Rose Fall 2011

Lela Rose Fall 2011 is inspired by contemporary artist Gerhard Richter. Blurred check printed cashmere, plaid silk chiffon and other prints in the collection capture Richter's style of obscure imagery and hazy, filmy treatments.

Sapphire, smoke, deep green and copper create a painterly palette. The collection includes different fabrics and textures - dip dyed silk, printed feathers, filament embroidered mohair, hand-loomed organza, burnished brocade and veiled tulle.

Click here to see the finale walk from the show.

Left: Blurred plaid silk chiffon draped dress with wrapped sleeve
Right: Deep green cashmere crewneck knit, blurred plaid silk chiffon strapless draped gown, embroidered belt

Left: Hand-loomed organza cropped cardigan jacket, sulfur splotched silk cinched bow dress, metal cluster necklace with tassels
Right: Ocher combed wool pea coat, blurred check printed cashmere crewneck knit, printed feather embroidered skirt

Left: Crimson metallic waffle silk one shoulder dress with tucked front skirt
Right: Smoke ombre filament embroidered dress with veiled tulle bodice

Left: Blush metallic waffle silk strapless dress with cinched bow detail
Right: Brushed chrome ombre silk strapless dress with tucked front skirt

Left: Amaranth metallic thread embroidered cinched gown with veiled tulle bodice
Right: Haze silk chiffon dip dyed gown with veiled shoulder, embroidered belt

Among the gorgeous Lela Rose dresses and gowns I see every season on the runway, are must-have Lela Rose for Payless shoes! The fall collection includes a Mary Jane pump, Mary Jane wedge, a high-vamp pump, a mid-calf bootie, and a classic dress heel in black, navy, camel and smoke grey.

The Allerton is a classic Mary Jane - with a round-toe upper with a double-tiered sculptured platform sole. A chunkier wood heel is enhanced by a unique fabric detail inlaid into the wood.

The Ashland is similar to the Allerton but with a distinctive wood stacked, tiered wedge sole that gives it a 'pump with a wedge heel' look. The sole is made of two wood portions that fit together like puzzle pieces, connected by a wave detail of inlaid fabric, giving it a sculptural vibe. Definitely one of my favorites!

The Hubbard has a double-tiered sculptured platform sole and a chunkier straight heel with contrasting inlaid fabric detail.

The Fulton like the Hubbard has the same silhouette, featuring the up-the-camp upper design accented with a fringe kilt and tassel detail.

The Madison has a mid-calf shaft height combined with an upper featuring a wool flannel panel detailed with mini square laser cut perforations.

The Monroe is a classic Mary Jane dress pump with a round toe, ankle strap and a basket weave detail at the heel counter that reveals the back of the lower ankle.

Expect to see coordinating handbags wih the Fall '11 collection, available in Payless stores and in early September 2011.

- Kim Weling

1 comment:

  1. I love Lela Rose, but not really feeling the shoes.