Sunday, September 13, 2009

Lela Rose Spring 2010

Left: Raked plaid rolled neck blouse, linen colorblock scuba skirt
Right: Citrine cashmere cardigan with silk side panels, daybreak printed cotton board short

Left: Grass green and navy "fake-out" cashmere cardigan, watermelon cashmere tee, ribbon stripe skirt
Right: Sunset tweed sheath dress with side draped skirt

Left: Cotton lightning belted halter dress
Right: Orange crush faille strapless dress with wave front

Magenta twist shoulder faille gown with wave back
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'Lela Rose Spring 2010 centers around the sun faded palette of Alex Katz and the splashes of saturated color seen at Venice Beach.

Combining texture of color, silhouettes resemble sculpted surf wear while soft wave and cascade shapes bring an ocean feel to the collection.

Wrapped skirts, seamed sheaths , and sport jackets are redefined through sunset tweed, matte stretch linen and daybreak printed cotton.

Cashmere t-shirts and paneled cardigans in colors such as highlighter, grass green, and watermelon bring an effortless balance of casual and luxury.'
There are many pieces that work well for a petite frame, including a rolled neck blouse, cashmere cardigans, scuba and wave skirts, sheath, halter, and strapless dresses.

'The Lela Rose customer is looking for something different with an unexpected twist in detail and fabric manipulation. My Payless shoe collections successfully embody femininity, unique textures and the attention to design detail that gives the customer a reason to buy - without having to think twice about price. Working with Payless inspires me each season; they do an amazing job turning my vision into reality. Because of Payless' prices and extraordinary production capabilities, I am able to reach a broad audience while staying true to the Lela Rose aesthetic.'

I look forward to Lela Rose's 11th Payless seasonal shoe collection, including unique silhouettes consisting of sculpted wedge heels, criss-cross straps and peep-toe mary jane details. The shoe collection will be available exclusively at Payless stores and in February 2010. Be on the lookout for them to arrive - these shoes go fast, especially in size 5! Here's a closer look at the upcoming spring styles:

Bently is inspired by the classic '50s round-toe pump and modernized with a weighted covered heel and twisted bow detail. The Bently is featured on the runway today in several interesting textures and fabrics such as citrine "splash" jacquard, dove grey-and-sand "scratchy-dot" silk, royal navy linen and magenta faille.

Ashland is a peep-toe mary jane with a sculpted wedge heel. The wedge heel is inspired by the waves of the ocean and done in sand-colored lacquered wood to exude a watery shine feel. The upper is detailed with an angular peep-toe and simple mary jane strap and accented by an oval nickel buckle. The Ashland is featured on the runway today in a range of fabric uppers including the "scratchy-dot" jacquard, bright navy and ivory ticking tweed, sea grass cotton tiny dot, royal navy and koi orange linen, and magenta faille.

Hampton is a wedge featuring the same sculpted sand-colored heel design as the Ashland, complemented with a wide criss-cross fabric upper design. This style goes down the runway in strong colors such as sea grass green, royal navy and dove grey linen. This style is also represented in royal navy linen combined with ivory ticking weed, exemplifying Rose's signature mixed material design aesthetic.

Neilson is the only flat in the collection. Designed as a classic skimmer silhouette, the soft pointed toe and twisted bow detail make this style a wardrobe staple. The Neilson is seen in the sea grass cotton tiny dot and citrine faille.

Kinney is the dressy open-toe platform pump. It features a visible three-quarter-inch platform sole that is designed to incorporate the three adjoining toe straps. The ankle strap is "belted" across the heel counter and secured with a square nickel buckle. This style is featured on the runway in colored silk satins including bright navy, classic navy, ivory and dove grey.

Zephyr is a casual spring sandal that includes the sculpted sand-colored lacquered wood wedge heel, a simple cross-band design across the toe, and a feminine ankle strap. This style is seen today in wonderful textured fabrics that include the "scratchy-dot," the citrine "splash" jacquard and the sea grass mini-dot cotton. It is also represented in bright navy silk satin and magenta faille.

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