lela rose spring 2011 ready-to-wear review

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Lela Rose
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NEW YORK, September 12, 2010
By Alison Baenen
Lima is on Lela Rose’s travel wish list, and for Spring, in lieu of an actual trip, she paid homage to the coastal city’s vibrant culture and colorful handicrafts.

Accessories, including Rose’s latest collection for Payless, echoed the influence most directly—a wedge sole wrapped in raffia, braided rope necklaces in bright primaries. Less obvious was the opening look, a loomed cotton wrap dress in stone; it was a subtle nod toward Peruvians’ knack for making a single swath of fabric look amazing. A neat embroidered tulle that looked like black netting was used in geometric cutouts and layered over a T-shirt dress. Better yet was a laundered-taffeta anorak. It had a lovely sheen and a feminine sportiness that was more appealing than the all-out-girly closing gowns.