The process of restoring her Victorian London home got Edeline Lee thinking about the parallels between garment and building construction, giving her spring collection a strong architectural bent. This was an intellectual lineup that didn’t get bogged down in literal interpretations.
Inspired by the corners around doors and windows, a pale-pink silk gazar dress had opaque seams, emphasizing the construction theme, and square panels were cleverly used to create a boxlike shape in the skirt.
She diagonally sliced a gabardine sweatshirt into white and yellow portions, with angular cutouts on the arms exposing skin beneath. For evening, an elegant strapless gown in soft blue silk had diagonal folds at the bust and sharp tucks at the waist, creating a modern Charles James effect.
The palette was the result of a collaboration with heritage paint company Little Greene, and also included colors with names like Green Verditer, Atomic Red, Lamp Black and Slaked Lime.