What was your inspiration for spring 2008?
Using a color palette inspired by the works of Matisse, the collection is blending the tailored, sharp sophisticated fashion sense of Katherine Hepburn with the more feminine Audrey Hepburn.
What colors, fabrics and silhouettes can we expect?
One of my favorites is a sporty taffeta anorak paired with a sweetheart dress made of guipure lace over burlap linen.
Are bubble/sack dresses really over, as claimed by New York mag and all the other proponents of the new long and lean look?
Sadly so...all things must come to an end!
What's the most unlikely place you've ever found creative inspiration, and how did it manifest itself in your collection?
From a homeless man on the subway. He had his pants hemmed with a funky color combination and I loved it.
If you had to choose a single woman, real of fictional, who best represented your spring 2008 collection, who would it be?
Katherine Audrey Hepburn.
What trend are you loving at the moment?
What trend are you over?
What trend are you hoping to ignite for spring 2008?
Colored plastic shoes and belts.
Lela Rose is scheduled to show her collection on Thursday, September 6th in the Salon at Bryant Park.