Sunday, 23 February 2014

Edeline Lee Autumn/Winter 2014 Womenswear

For her Autumn/Winter 2014 womenswear collection, Canadian-born and London-based fashion designer Edeline Lee offered a range of structured silhouettes that, owing to being underpinned by the rigour of clean modernist lines and by an emphasis of the dimensions allowed by geometric scales, proved to be highly successful.

Photograph © The Style Examiner / João Paulo Nunes

Photograph © The Style Examiner / João Paulo Nunes




Unveiled alongside the official calendar of London Fashion Week on 15 February 2014 in the format of a presentation across a number of subterranean labyrinthic rooms in King’s College, underneath the Somerset House East Wing, the collection clearly drew from the urban realm (and Lee’s own experiences of living in London and New York City) as evidenced not only in the colour palette adopted (of white, grey, black and vivid shades of blue) but mostly through the experimentation with architectural shapes. Fabric blocks of alternated textures and heights coexisted like the buildings on a skyline, and conical shapes were effectively introduced to provide a softening and balancing effect to the vertical and horizontal lines, with some of the most accomplished examples being a white lacquered pile of a sweatshirt bonded onto neoprene, satin felted into wool, laser-cotton shirts and heavily pleated skirts.

Edeline Lee graduated from a BA Womenswear from London’s Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design and worked for Alexander McQueen, John Galliano and Zac Posen before founding her eponymous label in 2012. Since then, the Edeline Lee womenswear collections have been stocked in stores such as Browns and Harvey Nichols (London), Ikram (Chicago) and online at modaoperandi.com.


Photograph © The Style Examiner / João Paulo Nunes

Photograph © The Style Examiner / João Paulo Nunes

Photograph © The Style Examiner / João Paulo Nunes

Photograph © The Style Examiner / João Paulo Nunes




























Photograph © The Style Examiner / João Paulo Nunes



Unless otherwise specified, photographs are courtesy of Edeline Lee


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