NYFW Interview: Lela Rose’s Uncanny Beauty

Bewitching silhouettes, gossamer fabrics, romantic hues: there was nothing not to love about Lela Rose’s Fall 2013 show. We spoke with the designer after her show last night to learn about how she created one of the season’s loveliest collections. Click through to see—and hear—all about it!
 
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    "‘I normally choose art as inspiration for my collections, because it’s a well of amazing ideas, but this time my son was given the Brothers Grimm fairytales for Christmas,’ Rose explained to us." — @polyvore-editorial
     
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    "‘The collection became about the way you would have imagined the colors and the fabrics in those stories,’ she revealed." — @polyvore-editorial
     
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    "‘It has a magical quality, but yet a dark side, because the real fairytales are very uncanny—the bird comes back, the tree regrows—it’s a sensibility that’s especially clear in the fabrics, hair and makeup.’" — @polyvore-editorial
     
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    "Why are her collections so optimistic? ‘That’s my personality!’ she says with a laugh. ‘I love wearing clothes, I love wearing color. I love the whole fantasy behind it all.’" — @polyvore-editorial
     
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    "‘Clothes should make you look and feel great, make you feel happy about wearing them,’ Rose concluded. ‘I think that’s why you really don’t see a lot of heavier pieces in what we do!’" — @polyvore-editorial
     
    Colourful ladylike looks in the Lela Rose Fall 2013 RTW collection...
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    "Designer Lela Rose backstage at Lela Rose Fall 2013." — @polyvore-editorial
     
    Lela Rose posing backstage at her Fall 2013 fashion show during Fashion Week, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/Starpix, Kristina Bumphrey)

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