Lela Rose (Imaxtree)
Lela Rose smiles backstage at her Fall 2012 show. (Getty)
proved the beauty of buildings needn't be restricted to concrete and marble with a fresh fall collection rife with geometric patterns. She breathed life into grays and blacks with an abundance of rich rust, mustard and berry hues.
To translate architecture into the accessible pieces she's best known for, Rose focused on using intricate prints on streamlined silhouettes. Sharp sheaths, tailored pantsuits and collarless coats all looked like they'd be right at home on any city streets.
Where Rose unexpectedly shone was in the floor length day dresses she had never before attempted. A dramatic fuchsia design and strapless abstract print gown added major impact to a versatile and truly wearable collection.