Spotlight On | Lela Rose

Lela Rose, the New York City-based, American fashion designer widely regarded for her elegant aesthetic and fresh point of view, continues to redefine a sophisticated, yet modern lifestyle with her expanded, designer ready-to-wear-and bridal offering. Formally trained as a painter and sculptor prior to pursuing fashion design, Rose employs rich fabrications, sculptural silhouettes and handcrafted details. Her artistic background is evident in her work and adds unexpected dimension and breadth to each season’s collection.

Today, her eponymous collection includes in addition to the ready-to-wear offering, the Lela Rose bridal collection comprising of sculptural silhouettes and luxe, flattering fabrications, and complementary accessories. Rose’s unique point of view and the quality of her designs and fabrications have elevated the esteem of the brand, receiving recognition from fashion editors, stylists, and high-profile celebrities who are regularly seen wearing the brand – including Gwyneth Paltrow, Jessica Chastain, Claire Danes, Anne Hathaway, Selena Gomez, Zoe Saldana, Uma Thurman, Jessica Alba, Selma Blair, Laura Dern, Olivia Munn, Sofia Vergara, Karolina Kurkova, Chrissy Teigen, January Jones and First Lady Michelle Obama, among others.

As a principled, female business owner, wife and mother, Rose is committed to supporting and giving back to the community. Since the inception of the company over 20 years ago, Lela Rose has proactively supported a proven network of artisans, sewers, pattern-makers, manufacturers, and small business owners in New York City, maintaining all possible apparel production locally of her ready-to-wear and dress collections.

The Lela Rose ready-to-wear and bridal collections are sold nationwide in specialty stores; bridal boutiques; and premium retailers including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Saks Fifth Avenue, Net-a-Porter, and Nordstrom; as well as the Lela Rose flagship boutique in Dallas, Texas. The brand is also sold internationally through specialty stores in Canada, the United Kingdom, Korea, Japan, and the Middle East. Click here to see the full list of retailers.

With Lela Rose's new bridal collection including separate is designed more like a fashion collection than a bridal one, which certainly sits well with anti-brides. Including a floaty Swiss dot minidress with a giant rosette and multiple short options as well as pants, Rose's collection is contemporary and is also suitable for brides searching for something other than a floor length gown.