Canadian-born, British designer Edeline Lee launched her eponymous collection in 2013. Her work has been previously worn by Alicia Vikander, Karen Elson, Taylor Swift, Livia Firth and Solange Knowles among many others.
Lee channels the work of Hannah Hoch, the early collage artist of the Dada movement during the Weimar period for Autumn/Winter 17. Guests are welcomed to a performance by concert pianist Belle Chen, ones within the presentation space, contemporary everyday news information transcends throughout the space accompanied by looping film footage giving the presentation a layered atmosphere. Lee comments “I was inspired by how Hoch’s work currently addressed issues of female identity and her historical context.” It is evident Lee incorporates relevance, power, femininity, and grace within this season without being nostalgic, unnatural or uncomfortable. The collection features an array of impeccable tailoring and three-dimensional forms together in a textured Worsted Wool and rich, deep colours of navy blue, brick red, saffron yellow, lead grey, and muted aqua Flou Bubble Jacquard.
All pieces are made by hand in England and Scotland, of fabrics woven in Italy and France.
Photography: Hazel Gaskin