Wearable knits and separates for Fall 2012 from Lela Rose
The Lela Rose Fall 2012 Collection was inspired by "the fusion of structure and movement as seen in the works of Spanish architect Sntiago Calatrava." It might sound a little odd for fashion design to be inspired by architecture, but take another look at those prints and they're a little reminiscent of a skyscraper or city skyline. The architect's "romanticism and functionality" are also seen in "long, angular silhouettes. Floor length day time dresses in cable-stayed plaid and grid lace stove pipe sleeves effortlessly balance geometry with a natural fluidity."
My favorite piece was a gray studded sweater, no surprise there, but there were a lot of wearable pieces in this collection. There would be no "where would I wear this?" questions asked in the fitting room. But that almost seemed to be the problem. That these seemed like clothes you could easily find at a department store. Overall the collection fell a bit flat for me.