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Fashion Week: Lela Rose

Uncover this season’s most electric combination

Our hardworking group that included our photographer, editor, art director, intern, wardrobe stylist and hair and makeup team (straight from Noble Salon).

All images courtesy of Lela Rose

The Lela Rose Spring 2013 collection was all about a perfect mixture of structured dresses and feminine detailing. Painterly florals, lace overlays and beaded accents easily took this collection from workwear to cocktail hour. Favorite pieces included the mixed pattern, checked peach and melon blouse with the four-color fluid mini skirt; the one-shoulder, fuschia-pink dress with florals intricately placed; and the ombre-effect of the pale blue dress, with lilac, smoky and charcoal gray accents in bottom of the dress.

From the designer:

This collection centers around the duality between lightness and mass, and fragility and permanence, as seen in the works of American artist Jim Hodges. Hodges’ colorful and simplistic pieces are reflections of the frailty of the human experience, as seen in diaphanous voile prints, translucent floral embroideries and withering landscape organza.

As a poetic process artist, Hodges’ signature curtains of flowers and woven webs of chain set the tone for reflected floral prints, spindly metal necklines and spider lace. Densely layered camouflage landscapes suggest the artist's preoccupation with the natural world in its most abstract form.

Guipure lace has been cut out and reorganized to create mirrored silhouettes, while penciled-in seams illustrate the linear lines of the collection. Spring tweeds and silk matelassé in colors such as ink blue, cool lilac, bright coral and sunflower contrast against the silver dusted lace and faded embossed organzas that complete the collection.

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