It’s rare that floral prints get cast into the same description as ‘minimal and modern’, but for J. JS Lee, the Spring / Summer 2015 collection was exactly that. Starting the London Fashion Week proceedings by revealing her first collection to feature print, Jackie Lee’s previous fondness of clean lines and streamlined silhouettes were far from forgotten. Marrying navy floral prints, inspired by pressed flowers, with androgynous dropped waists and straight figures, the collection displayed a fashion future where women can be feminine yet boisterous at the same time.
Following florals came monochrome tailoring, presenting boxy bombers and stiff mullet hemlines. Hard but subtle stripes and puzzle-like square embossing on fabric enhanced the rigid sleeve roll-ups and asymmetric a-line skirts. A collection of subtle contrasts, J. JS Lee’s Spring / Summer 2015 offering is for the woman who masters the casual aesthetic with a high-fashion edge.