Edeline Lee autumn/winter 2017 collection presentation for LFWLondon Fashion Week AW17
The Edeline Lee presentation that took part in the worn-down OXO towers was a cultural feast for the eyes and ears. It included a performance by pianist Belle Chen, on top of an auditory exploration of what is on our Facebook feed, mixed up by Jaeva. The set is made up of elements of a photo montage, as well as films on mini TVs, adding to the multi-sensory experience.
The collection was precise, refined and considered as always, and had clear tertiary colours assembled by sharp tailored garments. There were circles printed on the breasts on the tops, perhaps as an homage to “free the nipple”. This was also derived from the work of Hannah Hoch, a dadaist collage artist, by stacking shapes on top of each other as if working with a collage. The block colours and their subsequent combinations are referencing Dadaism, but the collection in general does not seem like a revamp.
In fact, the trumpet trousers with an extension from the mid-calf down to the ankles could be worn by an artistically informed lady, and she would feel like she is wearing an innovative piece.
The rich colours make the collection interesting as it is aimed at autumn. It perhaps shows how fashion has become seasonless, or it is a commentary on how women should not be afraid to wear traditionally “spring” colours when it comes to autumn. With navy blue, brick red and dark grey however, these pieces could be worn even by those who are not fans of saffron yellow, which makes this a collection that could be worn by women of many ages.
There were a lot of asymmetrical hemlines on skirts, large colourful buttons, elongated trumpet sleeves and ribbons, which made the collection playful in a sense, but calling it only that would be simplifying it. There were pieces suited for office wear as well as a weekend getaway, but what is certain is that the women who wear these clothes are capable and strong. This is something that Edeline explores and discusses a lot, as it is important for her to dress in a way that suits the lifestyle and the desires of a modern woman.
Photos: Erol Birsen
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