Maritime with a modern twist summed up the vibe at Lela Rose. The namesake designer referenced a coastal theme with looks featuring nautical stripes, stylized wave patterns and abstract minnow prints in soft corals and sea-foam greens. Anchored by relaxed silhouettes in dotted organza fil coupé, embroidered lace and fluid silk crepe, the collection’s feminine dresses featured draped necklines, exposed shoulders and romantic cut-away sleeves; an ivory stretch crepe gown with a ruffled, open back was among the most elegant.
For day, Rose offered ruffled peplum tops, crisp white cotton shirting and high-waisted, wide-leg sailor pants — the latter two styles embellished with gunmetal and rose-gold tinted hardware at the collars and pockets — a finishing touch seen throughout the collection. Rose is also upping her knitwear category; a double-faced cashmere sheath dress in color-blocked gray and pink was the highlight this season.