ALL SILK EVERYTHING: Hong Kong-based designer Michele Lee, who has worked in garment manufacturing for more than a decade at Profits Fund Global Holding Ltd. in her native China, is bringing her S.I.L.K. collection — a new women’s line composed of mostly silk and silk-blend pieces — to the U.S. Though designed and produced in China, the brand also has a showroom in New York’s Garment District and has begun its retail rollout to specialty boutiques across the U.S., including at Harari in California, Evelyn & Arthur in Florida and Tracy Brent Collections in Connecticut.
S.I.L.K.’s debut fall collection, which also includes a few holiday pieces, emphasizes bold colors and feminine prints in clean silhouettes: think chunky, funnel-neck knitwear, floral-printed miniskirts, oversize wrap coats and cardigan sweaters with fringe detailing, which range from $250 to $575. “To make the brand more diverse, we incorporated some modern, nonsilk fabrics such as stretch wool and alpaca-blend knitwear,” Lee said.