J JS Lee’s uniquely feminine interpretation of the tribal trend…
Tribal isn’t quite what you’d expect from a designer renowned for clean lines and strict palettes but this is exactly what J JS Lee presented for autumn winter 2013- in her own, minimalist way, naturally.
Focussing on tribal techniques rather than prints and colours, the Korean-born NewGen designer presented a unique collection laden in texture and applications. Knitted pencil skirts, boxy jackets and polo neck dresses were given subtle artisan details and deep woven, textured surfaces were visible on the key pieces.
Silhouettes were typically pared down yet remained feminine and pretty, in a way only J JS Lee knows how.
Highlights came in the form of over-sized structured knitted T-shirts, stepped hem pencil skirts and the oh-so-cool faux fur topped loafers.
A strict palette of black, white, dusky pink and muted mint reflected the J JS Lee’s modern aesthetic far more than that of the ‘relaxed traveller’ the show notes suggested yet pushed the collection into a forward-thinking, feminine direction.
Hardley ground-breaking yet this ultra-wearable and covetable celebration of knitwear in all its most feminine and minimalist forms is one which we highly approve of. Bravo J JS Lee.