Lela Rose is widely recognized for her unique aesthetic of juxtaposing refined elegance with modern whimsy, through brilliant color, beautiful fabrication and handcrafted details. With her eponymous collection, Rose has established a fresh point of view in American fashion and continues to redefine a sophisticated, yet modern lifestyle.
Upon graduating from Parson’s School of Design in 1993, Rose worked with esteemed designers, Richard Tyler and Christian Francis Roth. After honing her love of couture fabric and fanatic appreciation of detail, Lela’s vision and passion compelled her to debut her signature Lela Rose collection in 1998. Rooted in a design philosophy focused on hand-finished apparel that exudes elegant refinement and casual luxury, the collection continues to feature intricately designed, finely detailed separates, dresses, gowns and outerwear.
In fall 2006, Rose debuted the Lela Rose Wedding collection, pairing impeccable quality with beautiful fabrics and exquisite use of detail. Following the success of the bridal collection, Rose partnered with The Dessy Group for an exclusive bridesmaid line, with gowns and cocktail dresses in an extensive palette.
Born and raised in Texas and having attended school in Colorado, Lela has long been inspired by nature, surrounding landscapes, and the sublime color palette of the lush outdoors, as well as her passion for food and entertaining. With this in mind, Lela not only creates beautiful designs, but also addresses a complete lifestyle, inspired by a world in which every day can be made into an occasion.
The Lela Rose ready-to-wear, bridal and bridesmaid labels are sold nationwide in specialty stores, bridesmaid and bridal boutiques, premium retailers including Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Net-a-Porter, Nordstrom, and Bloomingdales, as well as the Lela Rose flagship boutique in Dallas, Texas, and internationally in Canada, Europe, Russia, the Middle East, and Japan.