Lela Rose Spring 2013: A lack of cohesiveness

Lela Rose’s Spring 2013 collection was pretty and wearable, but not terribly exciting.  She cites “the duality between lightness and mass, and fragility and permanence, as seen in the works of American artist Jim Hodges” as her inspiration for this season.  What was actually displayed on the runway, however, did not quite live up to the gravity of this statement.

Despite the thematic disclaimer, there was a lack of overall cohesiveness to the collection, which started off with pink and green spring tweeds along with some camouflage prints thrown in for good measure, then segued into mirrored floral prints and dark lace, before closing with embroidered flowers and chain necklace detailing.

Taken individually, some looks did deliver, such as the sleek simplicity of the ivory sheath dress with webbed chain necklace and the grey chiffon draped dress with delicate spider lace underlay.

Photo Gallery: Lela Rose Spring 2013
all photos by Bibs Teh / Meniscus Magazine