The Soft Touch
Mar 6, 2013 | 9:03 am
Enough with harsh military-and-leather looks. Three designers show the softer side of fall, and it's a thing of beauty.
Many of the designers at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week created hard-edged fall collections incorporating leather and camouflage patterns. But Lela Rose, Douglas Hannant and Barbara Tfank decided to go on a more magical path, with dreamy collections that touch on beauty in a classical form. Here's a look at their designs. --- Because Dallas native Lela Rose [http: /lelarose.com/] often reads fairy tales to her children, she decided to create a fall collection inspired by the Brothers Grimm [http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~spok/grimmtmp/]. "Their beloved tales, with their enchanted words of magic and unparalleled human emotion, fuel our fascination," she explained in her program notes. Pictured here: Lela Rose vivid fuchsia kaleidoscope organza dress.
Photo by © Arun Nevader Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week