In a world that is becoming more complicated and fast paced with each passing day, trends that allow one to simplify their life are becoming increasingly popular – think decluttering (Marie Kondo, anyone?), clean eating, raw diets, digital detoxes et al. Edeline Lee Autumn Winter 2016 was born from this very idea of returning to simplicity, of underexposing and of minimising in every aspect of life, including fashion.
To drive the point of simplicity home, Edeline made use of pure shapes, clean lines and classic fabrics, resulting in a markedly minimalist collection that exudes warmth and comfort. The silhouettes were mostly relaxed and flowing – oversized overcoats, slouchy pockets and beautiful sweater dresses – but became more fitted in glamorous pieces like printed dresses, gowns and skinny trousers. Cream was the most prominent colour in the collection, and was paired with black piping to create effortlessly elegant pieces, while occasional flashes of bold red and deep green infused some colour into the collection in a very understated way.
The presentation took place at the On|Off space at The Vinyl Factory on the first day of London Fashion Week and the atmosphere was absolutely electric. Like the collection, the set-up was simple yet edgy – a classic black and white tiled flooring, accessorized with large piles of shredded tissue paper in multiple colours. What a great way to kick off the week! In just a few short years, Edeline Lee, a graduate from Central Saint Martins and an apprentice with both Alexander McQueen and John Galliano, amongst others, has managed to show the world that she is here to stay. She is known for designing for the woman of tomorrow – is it any wonder that she has been worn by the likes of Taylor Swift or Solage Knowles?
Photo Credits – Simbarashe Cha
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