Lela Rose said she was strongly influenced by “Man Ray’s iconic photography, the Surrealist vision of the female form and France’s Dada movement.” Some of that was mirrored in her graphic color-blocked prints on easy shorts, lean pants and perfectly cut dresses, as well as the lacy open-worked details on dresses and sweaters. The arty inspiration was evident, too, in the short silk evening sheaths and gowns with geometric embroideries — often folded, laser-cut and draped for a striking effect. 

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