LFW: Edeline Lee AW17 Show Report
We teetered up the stairs of an old warehouse by the Oxo Tower to see Edeline Lee present her AW17 collection, entranced by the piano player on the Baby Grand and tipsy on the free rum. Femininity is always an issue in fashion but for AW17 Edeline Lee opened a new conversation - the Future Lady; what’s her context, what does the future hold. The collection played with a ladylike edge – prim and proper tailoring, classic silhouettes – but paired with bare skin or overlaid with shapes that made it impossible to forget the body underneath. Dada-esque distortions were frequent – vastly oversize sleeves, awkward crops, structureless shoulders, asymmetric cuts; even the fabric had something to say – from a distance it seemed one single smooth swathe but get up close and each piece was a texture of tiny circles.