Color and combinations thereof were the big story at Edeline Lee this season. Inspired by the way in which artist Richard Diebenkorn worked with color, proportion and composition, the designer was moved to experiment with a more adventurous palette of California-bright mint, melon, lilac and lemon. The result was, for the most part, very pleasing.
The best looks were those that softened graphic contrasting panels with a twist detail: a gown with a panel of lime down one side and panels of black and white on the other, and a dress with a collage of green and white stripes on the bodice above a skirt in peachy rose jacquard. Conversely, a black shift dress with multiple geometric panels just seemed to be trying too hard — but it was good to see Lee onto something fresh.