Lela Rose Spring-Summer 2014 RTW
SEPTEMBER 08, 2013 - NEW YORK
Lela Rose took a trip to Copenhagen last summer and developed a style crush on Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen. Despite his designs being over half a century old, pieces like the iconic Egg and Swan chairs are still holding their own, and Rose was impressed by how modern and relevant they felt.
Egg and Swan are all about clean, undulating curves, so Rose brought those lines to her clothes. She played with the idea of filling in the negative space they created with contrasting textures and materials, like the wood-grain lace insets on a simple white sheath that turned it into a dress with graphic oomph. The silhouette didn't strictly undulate.
A silk skirt and matching top in a radiant pink floral print had plenty of volume and swing, and a pair of angular, semi-boxy crop tops looked great over slim, printed pencil skirts.
The palette was a highlight: There were none of those sad, murky colors you associate with Viking country, but some great icy blues with pops of citrine, lilac, and orange.
Some of these clothes will withstand the Jacobsen test better than others—the block pattern on a fil coupé dress made it look bulky, despite the nipped waist and feminine skirt—but none of them were intended to reinvent the wheel, design-wise. Wear them in the spring when the weddings start, and rest assured, despite their creation myth, you won't look anything like an egg at all.
by Alison Baenen, via: style.com