Bridal Week: Lela Rose looks to tradition for her Spring 2020 bridal collection
Some designers are all about fast fashion and trends that die before they even make it to your closet. But for designer Lela Rose, the biggest "trends" in bridal aren't necessarily trends at all. Instead, the designer behind her eponymous label is all about how time-honored bridal traditions can influence the styles of today.
"The inspiration for the collection is very fun for me," said Rose to AOL Lifestyle. "It's the way I thought about weddings when I was getting married. One thing that I've always noticed that I say and other people say when someone asks you, 'Who has been the most inspirational person in your life?' I always say my mother and my grandmother. And I find everyone says that."
See all the looks from her collection:
In her typical fashion, Rose put on a light, whimsically rustic affair on a Manhattan pier: models showed off the designer's beautiful gowns on a garland-decorated carousel while a jazz band played. Cotton candy was distributed to guests -- it was an afternoon that evoked nostalgia in the best way.
Of course, the opportunities that tradition and history have for fashion don't stop Rose from putting a modern twist on her designs through pleating and texture, which she says she "doesn't see enough of." And while the modern bride might opt for the collection's flirty cocktail minidress or the two-piece vest and pant ensemble, a closer look at the creations reveal traditional elements, such as heirloom-inspired brooches or pearl trims.
For the Spring 2020 bridal season, it's more about the classic and traditional looks -- and values -- than anything else. "I really want to bring that history into wedding dresses," she continued. "We really mean for you to take something that means so much to you and incorporate it into your gown."
Check out more of the designer's masterpieces from the last collection: