A taste of the Orient with designer Soojin Lee

If you are a fan of clashing prints, or classic tailoring, it might be time get yourself acquainted with Korean designer Soojin Lee. With her work history including stints with Hussein Chalayan, Emilio de la Morena, and on Alexander McQueen’s embroidery team, she is a mistress of the ultra-modern silhouette, complimented with traditional tailoring. And if wearable yet playful is what you fancy, you won’t be disappointed.

Lee learnt her craft at Central St Martins, graduating in 2010 and has already impressed stylists and fashion editors with her first collection, and the following seasons have just added to the buzz.

For AW12, she stretches the boundaries of clashing prints. Inspired by the orient, striking colours conjure up the exotic – with blazing reds, tangerine and olive green silks battling for your attention. Based upon nature and foliage, the images have been manipulated to make a tougher, abstract statement, almost contrasting with the beauty and classic styles of the designs. Dressed up or down, the separates can slot in to any capsule winter wardrobe.

The collection is presented as figure hugging skirts and tailored jackets; She has given the pieces added glamour- peppering them with gold embellishment; Therefore keeping them fresh and modern- but hinting at something darker and more sinister. Perfect for the Great British winter!

I personally can’t wait for what’s in store for SS13. Roll on London Fashion Week…

By Sara Darling