Monday, February 20, 2012

Lela Rose Fall 2012

Labyrinth organza strapless gown

Lela Rose Fall 2012 is inspired by Spanish architect and engineer, Santiago Calatrava, known for his buildings with iconic sculptural designs and unique curved, flowing shapes as well as his signature bridges and railway stations with long, angular silhouettes.

Functionality and romanticism combine as seen through linear labyrinth organza, hazed floral embroideries and carbonized silk. Rust, sulfurous amber, dark bronze and white silver set the palette.

Left: Weathered stretch folded sleeve dress
Right: Zig zag wool double collar jacket, sulfur knitted wool sheath, zig zag resin necklace

Left: Brick fil coupe dress
Right: Navy melange brushed wool knit sleeve coat, heathered charcoal cable knit cashmere sweater, brick fil coupe skirt

Dark navy disc embroidered tulle sleeved dress

Geometric embroidered top, ivory wool pleated skirt

Left: Labyrinth organza folded top, black tuxedo trouser
Right: galvanized organza cuffed dress with grid tulle neckline

Left: Deep magenta threaded silk cap sleeve dress
Right: Deep magenta threaded silk cap sleeve gown

Ironwork organza draped gown with tulle neckline

Above Photos by RUNWAYY.COM

Here are some images I took at the show, of the Fall '12 Lela Rose for Payless collection, launching in Payless stores and on in Sept. '12.

The shoes are named after cities that host Calatrava's unique, iconic bridge designs:

Merida (pump with wood heel and tiny copper nail head detailing), Pontevedra (T-Strap pump), Lucerne (classic pump), Wholen (ankle bootie version of Merida with tiny copper head detailing) and Cascine (round toe, lacquered high heel and T-Strap).

Here's a clip of the finale walk from the show

- Kim Weling

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