Lela Rose marries refined elegance with modern whimsy through beautiful fabrics and hand-finished details. She tells us about her love for wedding dresses and inspiration.

Designer Profile Lela Rose Shares What Inspires Her Sophisticated Gown Designs

Tell us about your design philosophy and inspiration.
I base my designs on the idea that every woman wants to look great and feel great without a lot of fuss. Her pieces should take her from day to night with the luxury of comfort and quality. I find inspiration from so many areas. and New York City (where I live) is a large part of that. I bike everywhere, and am always seeing something new and interesting, whether it’s art, architecture or people.

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Describe the Lela Rose bride.
A little younger than our ready-to-wear customer, she’s confident, has a great sense of style, and appreciates quality, aesthetics, as well as details.

Read the full interview in Female Brides Lookbook Issue 10.