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-offering. Formally trained as a painter and sculptor prior to pursuing fashion design, Rose employs a brilliant use of color, 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 spans a complete range of modern designer separatees for day to occasion - including dresses, coats, jackets, tops, skirts, pants and knits, as well as clutches and jewelry- exuding casual luxury and refinement.
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.
The spirit of the brand and company is driven by the entrepreneurial designer and her passion for style, design and decor, which infuse all that emanates from the studio. Rose, now a published author, released her first book, Pret-a-Party, with Rizzoli in 2015, which focused on her love of style and entertaining while creating a new platform for future opportunities and products.
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 proactively supported a proven network of artisans, sewers, patter-makers, manufacturers, and small business owners in New York City, maintaining all possible apparel production locally of her ready-to-wear and dress collection.