Lela Rose S/S11 is inspired by City of Lima, Peru. In my exclusive backstage interview Ted Gibson he elaborated on how he tied Lela Rose’s inspiration into the look for the hair. According to Ted, when he thinks of Peruvian women he pictures them riding horseback. And naturally when a woman (who has long hair) rides horseback, she tends to sweep her hair to the side and will more than likely braid it. To hear Ted Gibson talk about the inspiration for the hair design you sense that he and designer Lela Rose worked side by side to design everything about this look.
To create the sexy windblown braided texture the graced the runway, Ted used Fix It Styling Gel and Tame It Shine Lotion from his professional line, to rough dry the hair and add oomph. He then swept the hair to the side and did a loose braid that was scrunched and partially separated.
Don’t be mistaken by this braid…it’s not for school girls. Ted Gibson’s side swept strategically disheveled braid for Lela Rose is sophisticated and the perfect compliment to the collection’s use of traditional Peruvian textile, tweed with hints of metallic shimmer, silk, cotton and tulle.