Monday, 11 March 2013

art deco ladies in a Tudor hall


London-based Canadian designer Edeline Lee
is a former Central Saint Martins graduate who
apprenticed with Alexander McQueen and John
Galliano, worked in New York for Zac Posen and
for Philip Colbert's 'Rodnik Band' in London
before establishing her eponymous label.


Actually, Edeline made a name for herself last
year when her talent was hired by prominent jewelry
designer Cora Sheibani to design a collection to
display her own creations with: a place in the sun
that briskly led to several bespoke pieces and
therefore the launch of her ready-to-wear collections.



Lee unveiled her label's fall-winter 2013-14 at London
fashion week through a dramatic presentation in the
Elizabethan Middle Temple Hall (you can take a
virtual tour here) in front of gorgeous wood panelling,
gold-framed antique paintings and stained glass
windows that strongly emphasized the designer's
distinctive aesthetic made of simple modernist lines
and sleek silhouettes in a gripping contrast with 
the painstaking Tudor surroundings.

images 1, 3, 5 from Edeline Lee fashion fb page
Acting in role, models came to recreate a scene
from a bygone period showcasing outfits entirely
handmade in England looking severe and chic at
the same time, rigorous but rich, providing a classic
feel through accurate tailoring, color blocking,
metallics and decorative details.
Collars, oversized coats, woolen tops and graphic
shirts worn over striped trousers or pencil skirts
with boldly delineated geometric gold panels
and explicit art-historical references.
A precise attention to geometries, craftsmanship
and details do much more than a theatrical show.

images 2, 4, 6 © by Yoshimichi Saiki via Vogue UK

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