If Cinderella, Gretel and Snow White were thirty-something, fashion-conscious, Manhattan-dwelling 21st century businesswomen, we’d imagine their already overflowing closets would be chock full of Lela Rose’s newest collection, as the whimsical designer found inspiration for this season’s wears in the Brothers Grimm enchanted fables.
By day, we envision they’d don her stunning sheath dresses, pencil skirts and pedal pushers in brilliantly bold prints and textured fabrics like metallic jacquard and wool. For black tie galas and charity events, they’d have their pick from a veritable organza extravaganza—be it flowy, pink and white or strapless champagne-color stripes.
And for those evenings full of pseudo-fancy après-office engagements, they’d choose from Rose’s typically amazing figure-flattering cocktail hour confections. The intricate lace overlay, coquettish sheer paneling and fetching feather detailing were truly the stuff dreams are made of. How fitting.