What inspired you for fall 2012?
The collection is inspired by the architect Santiago Calatrava's linear labyrinths.
How does this play out in terms of colors, materials and shapes?
The silhouette is long, lean, and linear. The materials and prints are graphic geometrics. The color palette is inspired by metals used to build bridges and the multi colored patina that has been built up over time.
What music did you listen to while designing this collection?
The Walkmen, The Kooks.
How do you stay energized/balanced in the weeks leading up to NYFW?
I just finished a 10-day cleanse which really helped in giving me a boost of energy. I think I will continue to have the protein shakes in the morning.
What other show(s) are you looking forward to seeing this season?
I love seeing most every show. It is always fascinating to see the similar currents that run through many collections and see how those are manifested differently.
How do you plan to unwind after Fashion Week?
We are headed out to Jackson Hole for a long weekend right after the show.
Lela Rose will show her fall 2012 collection on Sunday, February 12th at The Studio at Lincoln Center.