LFW – J. JS Lee S/S 2013 collectionLondon Fashion Week SS13
The all-white venue of Portico show space flaunted the J. JS Lee S/S13 collection in style on Sunday afternoon at Somerset House.
The show began a few minutes behind schedule as the queue filled the corridor and beyond. A subtle soundtrack started as the models made their way down the catwalk in a colour palette of subtle soft greys and warm nude. To contrast this was the sinister dark blues and midnight black against a citrus lime green to reflect on “the juxtaposition of conflicting, opposite elements”, the main theme that runs throughout the collection.
Accessories were non-existent allowing the outfits to speak for themselves, minimal yet with a sense of power and freedom. There was a steady contrast between the outfits such as slender full-length maxi dresses of a fine silk pleated material and then the 1950s voluminous skirt.
J. JS Lee signature piece continued to make an appearance: the embossed collar this time was in a graceful refined shape with intricate detailing.
Lee took inspiration for the collection from a summer holiday in Berlin and the famous wall; the colour palette is taken from the shades of brick and the citrus lime green actually represents the ivy which resides on the wall.
The ideas worked perfectly together for clothing that has a high wearability factor. The majority of the collection is ideal for both evening and daytime for the career-ambitious power woman of the 21st century.
Photos: Filippo L’Astorina
Watch the full presentation show here