Thursday, 10 April 2014

Gabriel Lee's private performance


Focused on the silhouette ”in simple lines and bold
details” as he introduces himself, South Korean emerging
designer Gabriel Lee left his homeland for Sydney to study
fashion at Raffles College of Design and Commerce (he
received the Design excellence Award in 2009 for the most
 
outstanding major studio project) to make his debut on the
runway of Mercedes-Benz fashion week Australia in 2012.



Lee, who's carefully working to launch his eponymous label
in South Korea, Australia and other international locations, 
showcased his latest collection for s/s 2014-15 in Sydney a
few days ago: called 'Private Performance', the collection
has been inspired by representation of 'true beauty' in the
modern materialistic society. ”There are various types of
beauty, but at the tip of each type, there is always a pureness:
the pure beauty” he declares ”that pure beauty cannot be 
shaken or stirred, and it cannot forget its true colour. 
New and crazy things should not be praised as the 
new beauty instead of the true pureness.”



Lee's vivid collection takes its colors from the circus, ”especially
the neon yellow which is the main colour and green is the sub
colour. A faint grey colour was lightly mixed with overly light
appearing neon colours to gently suppress down the overall
colour palette. Several colours were mix-matched to blend
 
well with the main colour of the collection, neon yellow...” 
he states introducing his generous shapes with emphasized
sleeves and bold floral prints often adorned with pearls and
flower appliqués that highlight his own sporty-chic style.

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