ATX New York Fashion Week spring 2016
Lela Rose Blooms

Texan designer Lela Rose blooms with spring collection that interprets floral designs in a new way

Texan designer Lela Rose blooms with fresh floral spring designs

Lela Rose spring 2016 collection Look 32
Lela Rose poppy magnified floral print gazar tiered flounce dress. Courtesy of Lela Rose
Lela Rose spring 2016 collection Look 35
Lela Rose citrine and lilac cowl neck floral fil coupe dress. Photo courtesy of Lela Rose
Lela Rose spring 2016 collection Look 11
Lela Rose shell cotton Mcintosh jumpsuit with bow detail, wood and pearl earrings. Photo courtesy of Lela Rose
Lela Rose spring 2016 collection Look 18
Lela Rose silver metallic stamped top and sheer organza pant, wood and smoked resin earrings. Photo courtesy of Lela Rose
Lela Rose fall 2015 collection look 29
Lela Rose coral fluorescent corded lace and organza gown. Photo courtesy of Lela Rose
Lela Rose spring 2016 collection Look 38
Lela Rose citrine cropped knit top and pleated glossy organza ball skirt with mosaic necklace. Photo courtesy of Lela Rose
Lela Rose spring 2016 collection Look 33
Lela Rose nude organza jumper with coral hand-cut floral embroidery. Photo courtesy of Lela Rose
Lela Rose spring 2016 collection Look 1
Lela Rose bias stripe fringe tweed dress. Photo courtesy of Lela Rose
Lela Rose spring 2016 collection Look 32
Lela Rose spring 2016 collection Look 35
Lela Rose spring 2016 collection Look 11
Lela Rose spring 2016 collection Look 18
Lela Rose fall 2015 collection look 29
Lela Rose spring 2016 collection Look 38
Lela Rose spring 2016 collection Look 33
Lela Rose spring 2016 collection Look 1

Given her family name, it only seems natural that Lela Rose incorporates a floral theme into her designs.

Her spring 2016 collection, unveiled at New York Fashion Week underneath a canopy of pink tulips suspended over the runway, features a variety of dresses, gowns, tunics, and jumpers dotted with hand-cut embroidered flowers, magnified poppy prints, or stamped metallic-brushed florals.

But there's not a rose in the collection. Rose realizes that would be just a little too gimmicky.

The Dallas native, who has a large and loyal following in Texas for her breezy, feminine-yet-fun designs, is right in tune with next spring's emphasis on florals. Just about every designer is showcasing flower-print designs and bold colors.

But Rose's collection also has an ethereal feel with sheer overlays: See-through organza slacks with a silver metallic-stamped V-neck blouse or silver-fringed tweed top and an eye-popping fluorescent corded lace gown are among the looks that give a hint of skin without showing too much.

Neon-hued tweed and thread beading add a dash of color to a soft palette of coral, light gray, and ivory. And tiny embroidered flowers freshen up an organza jumper and a smart V-neck dress with a 3D look.

But some favorites from the collection are simpler: A pale pink jumpsuit with a modernized bow in front and a sleeveless trench in the same shade evoke a modern attitude that needs no embellishment whatsoever to make a point.