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London Fashion Week SS12: J. JS Lee

This is a guest post by Sarah Driscoll, one of our fabulous competition winners. She’s been hitting the tents at Somerset House as a guest fashion reporter for My Fashion Life to cover as many of London’s spring shows as she can make – find out how she got on when we armed her with a bag full of tickets and sent her packing…

Who: J. JS Lee

What: Korean born NEWGEN designer J JS Lee (Jackie Lee) shows for the second time at London Fashion Week since graduating from Central Saint Martins last year and winning the greatly esteemed Harrods Award.

Highlights: The white! It dazzled on drop-waisted dresses, boxy jackets, and on the laser cut sandals and wedges.

Lowlights: J. JS Lee’s signature seems to be in keeping things clean and simple; this may bore some style aficionados looking for something more contrived…

Overall: Jackie Lee likes an elongated silhouette, and this season the clean lines were created by stitched box pleats on Twenties-style dropped waists in a mainly monochrome palette, with the odd flash of peach sorbet and cobalt blue. Discs of shiny film that featured on some of the dresses, apparently inspired by candyfloss, added interest to the strong tone of simplicity that the collection carried. The intrigue really did lie in the detail: tied string tucked underneath the rear signed off the dresses sweetly, etched peter pan collars gave a modern update to flapper dresses, and carved-out bare backs added a sensual note. Susie Lau of Style Bubble took a front seat at the show, too, confirming that Jackie and her creations are definitely ones to watch.

Watch the video of J. JS Lee’s spring/summer 2012 show below:

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