Part of the keenly watched crew of emerging designers in the prestigious NEWGEN sponsorship, the Korean born designer and Central Saint Martin's MA graduate took inspira...
Part of the keenly watched crew of emerging designers in the prestigious NEWGEN sponsorship, the Korean born designer and Central Saint Martin's MA graduate took inspiration from 'the innocence and purity of clouds and shadows from the window view of an airplane'.
Since her graduate collection in 2010, Lee's fans have become used to all things sleek and streamlined. And there was plenty of that already-signature sparseness—a feeling that was heightened by the predominance of white, muted charcoals and other pale shades. But don't be fooled into thinking the collection was spartan. Embossed felt on solid fabrics, multi layers on crepe silks, flashes of yellow and intricate knit details offered a feminine edge to androgynous shapes.
Making studiously constructed pieces appear effortless, the overall silhouette was loose and relaxed. Shifts were fluid, skirts subtly pronounced—moving away from the body thanks to beautiful almost-hidden pleats— bib-like seams ran around the chest on collared tops and fold-under fabric offset otherwise bare trousers.
As a newbie in the fashion arena, Lee might've felt obliged to add a few bells and whistles, but her vision for creating a label that defines chic minimalism is unwavering. She's building a business on the consistency of her clothes with a focus on creating a capsule wardrobe for the modern woman.