Metallic tweed, gold and silver lamé, and lots of beaded appliqués and shimmer went down the runway of the Lela Rose Spring/Summer 2016 fashion show. It was ornately glamorous and feminine with a pallet of dusty rose, white cream silk taffeta, lamé, and silk chiffon. Flowing silhouettes met with formfitting jumpsuits, drawstring and elasticized waist bands, crochet, and laser cut fabric of the black dress with sheer panel details. A black, white, and metallic silver floral print hi-lo top paired with sheer pants; long flowing dresses; beautiful separates: it was a very girly lady-like collection.
The pallet started off with dusty rose then transitioned into a neon yellow floral print fabric, black and white, and white, black and silver floral prints. Shorts, tops, dresses, tweed suits, and pencil skirts were worn with up-do hairstyles. Huge Bowes, red and cream with a touch black poppy floral print was also was shown on dresses. The dresses were flowing and loose, some of which were short shift dresses which evoked the 60’s moving into the 70’s.I love the pink floral appliqué of the cream and black shirt dresses which were also done in a lime green floral appliqué: it was absolutely gorgeous and breathtakingly ethereal. The limegreen jacquard of the lilac dress which had a backward collar was fabulous- it was followed up by a similar look in a plunging V-neck gown. It was just beautiful- it had a cut out or keyhole back. The lamé and sheer neon green sleeveless dress with round neck was a work of art. There were a lot of details which were unique, such as the backward collar and back button closures. The show ended with elegant white and silver lamé shirt dresses with pleated skirts, which were proceeded by white lace and nude dresses with neon-green appliqués. The final look, a nude dress with similar floral appliqués and cut-out back was the perfect final note.