Calling all ladies who lunch! You might want to take a look at Lela Rose's Spring 2018 collection.
To debut this new line, the team behind the amorous designer held a lunch party in the middle of New York's Washington Square Park. On a bustling New York work day, masses of media and influencers leisurely made their way to a cornered-off section of the park for gourmet hot dogs, live classical music and DIY floral bouquets.
"New York City and all of its splendor. It inspires me every day. From its iconic parks, centuries old architecture and people from every walk of life," said the designer.
Rose was quick to point out the importance of the city's backdrop on a day like September 11th. She said, "New York is the perfect backdrop for spring 2018 on an important day to celebrate the city. For me it's all about fashion, food and fun and a Washington Square Park party to debut the new collection illustrates just that."
Models decorated the steps of the park, each contently "on their own" in the park. Some played chess, others read books and newspapers, and a handful of models delicately tossed fake breadcrumbs to display pigeons.
The serene environment was easily amplified by Rose's intricate designs. Off-the-shoulder dresses hung fittingly on the models in an array of patterns, while others sported elegant lace details in black, light blues and orange hues.
While Rose is beloved for her intricate bridal gowns, her new collection dabbled in asymmetrical stripes and unexpected colors, like green and gray. Braids and bright lips decorated each model, each of whom stood tall in spring-inspired mules, ready to take on a day in the park.