Edeline Lee is a London-based Canadian who graduated from Central Saint Martins Womenswear and apprenticed in the studios of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano. She then worked as Associate Creative Director for Zac Posen in New York and as Head Designer for Rodnik in London.
I saw Edeline’s first collection in Zurich last year. She was commissioned by my friend, fine jewellery designer Cora Sheibani to design a collection to display her jewellery. The collection was so beautiful and it reminded me a bit of the spirit of the House Of Vionnet. Very feminine shapes, structured with clean modernist lines. What I decided to feature today is her second collection.
Edeline Lee was inspired by “the spirit, strength, and fragile beauty” of the bohemian intelligentsia of the 1930s. Women like Vita Sackville-West, Virginia Woolf, Nancy Cunard, Claude Cahun and the Garman sisters who were artists and writers whilst also being the lovers and inspiration for many of the artists of their time. I have one of her dresses and it makes the body look insanely good, it is SOOO well cut. She is currently stocked at Harvey Nichols and Browns.