Set against the thumping beat and dazzling lights of the newly installed British Fashion Council Show Space at The 180 Strand, London, it is easy to get lost in the space-age glow of the powerful lights, white-out décor and smattering of shimmering lipgloss in the glamorous audience. However J. JS Lee’s AW17 collection was yet again a signature, branded collection of androgynous tailored pieces, inspired by both the masculine and feminine silhouettes.
Inspired by the growth and change of children, Lee created oversized silhouettes and played with the proportion of size within her collection. Fascinated by the curiosity children are presented with when experimenting with their own identity and dressing up, she created signature pieces of elegant tailoring in relaxed and oversized cuts. In a clean palette, accented for the winter season using jewel tones against charcoal and blacks, Lee crafted a RTW collection that perfectly fits into her signature aesthetic and previous collections.
With a soft palette of gentle nudes and crisp black against highlights of rose, pistachio and sky grey, Lee created beautiful and elegant pieces in traditional, British fabrics as an ode to her generous inspirations of heritage fashion. Lee’s models sported over-sized, tweed jackets in thick heritage fabrics, brushed mohair and melton wool.
With the show styling supported by Lucy Bower and a fresh-faced, androgynous beauty aesthetic as styled by M.A.C and Bumbe & Bumble, Lee pulled off one of her most eye-catching and appealing collections to date, with a mighty, post-show round-of-applause to signify the audience appreciation.