Lela Rose Spring/Summer 2015

Inspired by the fabrics, patterns and textures reminiscent of the transcending Japanese garment, Lela Rose’s Spring/Summer 2015 collection constructed a perfect symphony of romanticism and vintage Kimono.

Along with a selection of lively music, the designer opened the show with a floral embroidered water-print mesh top paired with an exaggerated polka dotted full organza skirt.

Unlike the collections of past seasons, Rose took a bold move on the structure of the dresses. Drawing from the theme of vintage Kimono, the garments exhibited modern twists with wrapped bodice cut-outs, structured folding and voluminous back panels.

Throughout the collection, the designer remained true to her classic romanticism. Woven in her favorite textures of chiffon and silk, garments developed a newly modernized sensibility when joined by tiled guipure lace and signature Japanese graphics.

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The accessories, while subtle, added an extra ounce of glamour to every look. Makeup was uniformly clean and refreshing when paired with sleek pony tails. Golden ankle-strap Manolo Blahniks also served as a polished cherry on top.

The standout outfit of the collection was a metallic brush stroke beaded tulle gown that brightened the show with its intricate, three-dimensional detailing.

This season, Lela Rose conjured her signature romanticism and elegance only to mix it with the raw edge of ultra-modernity.

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