Lela Rose Spring/Summer 2012 show during MB Fashion Week in NYC was all about effortless elegance, sophisticated simplicity and harmony. Fitted midi dresses in nudes and soft metallic shades, as well as looks with wonderful abstract prints and lacy details, and gowns with charming transparencies were the main pieces that attracted attention. Polka dots which are many designers’ favorites for this, and the next, season, were included in this collection as motifs on light-weight fabrics. Romanticism and retro elements dominated the picture, with florals and lace used selectively on plain backgrounds to promote the concept of ‘urban vintage’ – looks that seem old and new at the same time. Evening styles were so loose and subtle that could be easily adopted whole day long with slight changes in accessories. Some details, such as flares from the waist and simple necklines, flattered the silhouettes even more, supporting the very idea of ‘chic and sleek’. Those are outfits that should be in every wardrobe because they are easy-to-wear in many occasions. Most dresses can help you build up a smart corporate look as well as many for the evenings. And besides that, in this collection you can find very modern and edgy combinations of tops with mini skirts and shorts, for your summer vacations. I just loved the loose jacket matched with shorts as well as the funky yellow-blue t-shirt with a colorful printed mini-skirt.