Edeline Lee’s Fall/Winter 2018 presentation transformed the BFC Showspace into a lush yet minimal garden. The collection, which was handmade in England, was centered around jewel tones like aubergine, ruby and amber green. Done in modest and modern silhouettes, the designs were feminine and evocatively floral with draping that alluded to the folds of flower petals.
Among the understatedly elegant dresses, the Canadian-British designer included wool coats in aubergine and olive that mirrored the simple yet beautiful construction of the dresses. Details like ruffled hems and wrap style silhouettes accentuated the femininity of the collection. A few looks made from a floral jacquard added a bit of shimmer to the otherwise matte line up. The jacquard appeared in both a dark red and purple-based tone and as a light silvery iteration. The darker jacquard was striking in a high neck, full length dress with an angular overlay finished with floor-dusting tassels.
Lee also played with the idea of a sock boot. It appeared that models wearing short dresses wore coordinating opaque tights that stretched over their modest heels, creating single lines of saturated color. This worked well with the looks, highlighting the modern edge of the seemingly straightforward collection.
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