Lela Rose began the journey to her fall 2014 collection in an unlikely place—at the table of Spanish chef Ferran Adrià. Rose hailed him as the father of molecular gastronomy, saying she was immediately inspired by the genius chef while dining at his restaurant El Bulli. “It got me thinking about the intersection of food, fashion, and entertaining. It’s so much the world that I live in, and I think its so much the world that our clothes live in,” Rose tells InStyle.com. Drawn into the chef’s world, the designer’s latest collection centers around the geometry, natural beauty, and the magical adventure that a meal can be.
Adrià’s combination of textural, playful, and experimental ideas set the tone for the line, which resulted in architectural and modern silhouettes with both sophistication and whimsy. Rose reinterpreted several of the chef’s signature dishes into undoubtedly pretty dresses and ladylike separates featuring stacked pearls, silk layered with feathers, and cashmere knit with crystals. “You’ll see the smoky jacquards and wavy hems, and these stacked pearl pieces that are related to dishes that Ferran served,” Rose says. “I think its kind of an interesting thing to relate fashion back to food…It makes a lot of sense to me.” A fun bonus? Guests received a book of recipes advising them on which Lela Rose fall 2014 look would pair best with each of the included dishes.
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