Sophisticated. Elegant. Elevated. Refined. Fabulous. New York City-based, American fashion designer Lela Rose continues to redefine and refine modern feminine grace with eponymous collections that span a woman’s complete wardrobe—from impeccably crafted, accessible everyday separates to the perfect wedding gown (and everything in between). Like the consummate hostess, Lela Rose’s designs are an open door into her world, an invitation to celebrate. They are richly crafted and exquisitely rendered, with the designer’s singular attention to detail and an abiding love of the effortlessly lovely.
Formally trained as a painter and sculptor, Lela Rose’s extravagantly controlled use of rich colors, tactile fabrications, sculptural silhouettes, and handcrafted details adds unexpected dimension and breadth to each line’s seasonal collections—each one is a feast for the senses. Raised in Texas, Lela’s love affair with New York City began when she attended Parson’s School of Design. As a designer, she has made it a central focus of her brand to base all possible apparel production locally, actively supporting a proven network of artisans, sewers, pattern-makers, manufacturers, and small businesses based in her adopted hometown. The resulting collections strike an inimitable balance of uptown glamour and southern grace.
The spirit of the Lela Rose brand is driven by the entrepreneurial designer and her passion for style, design, and décor. Rose, now a published author, released her first book Prêt-à-Party in 2015, focusing on her love of stylish entertaining.
In 2018, Lela Rose launched Pearl by Lela Rose, a woman-led, fashion-forward ready-to-wear line specializing in fabulous clothes that are as much fun to shop for as they are to wear. Sold by a curated nationwide network of expert Pearl Stylists (and online at pearl.nyc), the Pearl by Lela Rose capsule collections are the perfect synthesis of Lela Rose’s mantra: “Everyday is an occasion. Dress accordingly”.