Saturday, February 27, 2010

Lela Rose Fall 2010

Mad Men's Alison Brie at the Lela Rose show

Lagoon print canvas dress (right)
Liquid sulfur folded tank, night watch plaid draped skirt, pyrite necklace (left)

Night metallic boucle jacket, ivory shell, cobalt brocade zippered skirt, pyrite necklace (left)
Black shattered lace long sleeve t shirt, cobalt embossed matelasse skirt (right)

Galaxy tweed one shoulder folded dress (left)
Cobalt embossed matelasse v neck dress (right)

Moon rock tweed draped front dress (left)
Liquid mars draped one shoulder dress (right)

Rubellite pink strapless dress with open back, pyrite necklaces (left)
Black shattered lace corset dress (right)

Lela Rose
delivers one of my favorite collections for fall, with v neck, draped front and one shoulder dresses inspired by graphite drawing of nighttime skies by Vija Celmins, Hubble Telescope images of lunar floors and the shattered landscape seen on the Galapagos Islands.

The draped and molded shapes represent wind blown eroded landscapes and pyrite zippers highlight materials such as satellite jacquard, lagoon printed canvas, asteroid silk and moon rock embroidery. I love the liquid silks in sulfur, mars red, mercury and cobalt colors. Lela also uses embossed metelasse and fragmented lace.

This is my favorite Lela Rose collection to date - metallics, darker palette and prints are sexy, edgy and modern. These dresses are definitely not the type to get lost in the crowd. My favorite pieces include the liquid sulfur tank and night watch plaid draped skirt, the cobalt brocade zippered skirt, cobalt embossed metalasse skirt, liquid mars draped on shoulder dress and black shattered lace corset dress.

"With the right silhouette and use of rich textural fabrics and great detailing, you can make an inexpensive shoe look like it costs hundreds of dollars. Each season I am thrilled with my Payless collection. I design with complete creative freedom and together with Payless we are able to bring a designer aesthetic to stores for more and more women to afford and enjoy. - Lela Rose

The upcoming fall '10 Lela Rose for Payless collection includes five styles available in Payless stores and in September, making this the 13th seasonal collection designed by Lela.

Halperin - classic ankle- strap pump with a hidden platform, straight heel and round-toe shape. The silhouette is adorned with multi-sized, scattered Swarovski black diamond crystals, depicting constellations of the Milky Way.

- the sandle version of the Halperin pump. Features an ankle strap, hidden platform sole and straight heel. This open toe shoe has a criss-cross strap for an evening feel, accented with crystal rhinestones.

- ankle bootie featuring a sculpted curved wedge heel, peep-toe, gunmetal back zipper and "rocky: cut-out details.

- the high heel version of The Whitson. This suede shoe features a stick straight heel, hidden platform sole as well as the peep-toe and "rocky" cut-out details seen on the Whitson.

- unique bootie that delivers the sophistication of a sleek pump combined with the warmth and functionality of a ribbed knit sock. Features a visible platform sole, straight heel, round toe and mary jane strap with gunmetal clasp.

- Kim Weling

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