Left: faded neon yellow letter blocked tee, fade to black border jacquard full skirt
Right: washed out floral knot front dress
Lela Rose Spring 2012 is inspired by the neon sign graveyards - unrestored and broken signs of Las Vegas and the amusement park theme of Coney Island.
Bleached metallic tweed, stripped paint twill and washed out voile tell the story of what was once new has faded overtime.
Letter blocking and chipped embroidery represent the weathered stacked signs of Las Vegas, while cyclone prints, carnival stretch cotton and dotted blocked knits bring a Coney Island "funhouse" vibe.
The palette includes faded lemon, periwinkle and neon tangerine in light bulb lace, fringed organza and border jacquards.
- Kim Weling
Left: threaded canvas piped jacket, bleach shell, periwinkle letter blocked silk short
Right: burlap double face zip front coat, bulb dotted blocked knit, cyclone paneled short
Left: ivory tulle with black dot shirred dress with layered full skirt
Left: electric navy fringed organza short sleeve tee, optic silk short
Right: night lights organza seamed bustier dress
Left: metallic filament organza cap sleeve gown
Right: optic silk bustier, night lights organza tiered ball skirt
Above photos by Stevyn Llewellyn for Modern Glossy
Here's a look at some of the shoes from the Spring '12 Lela Rose for Payless collection, launching in Payless stores and on payless.com in Feb. '12. The five styles for spring include The Mapleton (wood-stacked high-wedge heel and double T-Strap upper), The Claredon (low-wedge heel and ankle strap), The Charson (pump with slight cut-out), The Copsey (high-heel with double T-Strap) and The Remson (wedge and ankle strap).