Typically prim, this season Lela Rose got quirky with loose-fitting separates in bright primary colors. The designer mixed painterly prints with simple silhouettes in luxe fabrics. "Inspiration for Spring 2009 came from the kaleidoscope of colors, exuberant prints and intricate shapes found in African tribal wear, yet staying true to a feminine aesthetic," says Rose. "It's literally Out of Africa
by way of [Manhattan zip code] 10021."
See Lela Rose's Spring 2009 fashion show at nymag.com