Lela Rose found her charming resort inspiration in a Seventies Lynn Anderson song lyric, which she was game to recite during her outdoor presentation at Jefferson Market Garden on Wednesday afternoon: “I beg your pardon, I never promised you a rose garden.” No pardon necessary, because she delivered a collection hinged on that flower, rendered in various sizes and varieties, in prints and embroideries. Tattoo-style embroidery, a new method for the brand, was prominent on a black cotton poplin shirtdress with fluted sleeves. Double collars, prevalent on several looks, were most interesting when adorned with lace or embroidery.
Other pretty details included pearls inset in the sleeves of a white poplin shirt and on an off-the-shoulder wool crepe top, and lace-up grosgrain details on the bodice of a dusty pink and moss brocade dress. If the cold-shoulder look of a camel dress felt played out, overall the collection delivered on the brand promise: pretty modernity.
See More From the 2018 Resort Collections:
Public School Resort 2018: Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne reimagined the perfect items from their childhoods growing up in New York in the Nineties.
Chloé Resort 2018: The French fashion house’s interim season between Clare Waight Keller and Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s tenure’s was full of bohemian greatest hits.
Alice + Olivia Resort 2018: Stacey Bendet twisted American sportswear and classics with feminine flair in a message of optimism for resort.
Monique Lhuillier Resort 2018: Monique Lhuillier expanded her offerings for resort, introducing knits and a wider array of separates to the collection.