Edeline Lee drew upon a satisfying confluence of inspirations this season. The London-based designer was having a Richard Diebenkorn second, appreciating the painter’s “Ocean Park” collection, when it struck her that the artist’s palette, and his geometries, dovetailed with these of the designers of the Memphis Group. The graphic Memphis look is trending in style as of late, and Lee wound up leaning towards that aesthetic as she whipped up items for her new assortment; the affect was notably clear in gadgets such because the shift and maxi-length shirtdress that includes a multicolored geometric placement of prints.
These seems to be had loads of pop, however Lee was onto one thing brisker within the clothes that conjured Diebenkorn’s extra poetic tone and softer line. Particularly, the designer had winners in her twisted tops and attire in a painterly jacquard, and the plainspoken white or pastel-colored halter tops and culottes, which recommended Diebenkorn’s model of California cool with out hammering the reference house. Elsewhere, a pencil costume that collaged a number of pastel-patterned materials married the softness of Diebenkorn’s canvases with the architectural sensibility of the Memphis college.
Lee typically has a behavior of overworking her designs, however she largely stored a lid on that right here. She flubbed a number of items by introducing pointless sculptural prospers or insisting on an out-of-whack proportion, however the place she stored her appears to be like easy, and let their wonderful supplies, beautiful palette, and cheerful geometries do the speaking, the garments didn’t simply communicate, they started to sing.