You would name it London Vogue Week’s delicate launch. J. JS Lee—Jackie Lee to her buddies—has the benefit of displaying first on the London calendar. She is South Korean and emerged from Central Saint Martins’ M.A. course in 2010—the “minimalist” 12 months—with a bumper crop of alumni who based their very own companies in London: Simone Rocha, Thomas Tait, and Matthew Harding of Palmer//Harding had been all in the identical class, taught by the late legendary professor Louise Wilson.
Lee has taken her assortment away from its beginnings in reasonably structured tailoring in impartial colours towards one thing extra fluid and ethereal, with—shock!—pops of coloration, daring stripes, and some dappled black-and-white prints. The outcome: a pleasantly breezy wardrobe that would translate properly as each day put on in these cities which can be baking in excessive summer time—not London, notably—however then once more, Lee is from Seoul.