I love attending shows and presentations outside of Somerset House during London Fashion Week because it allows designers to choose inventive locations that complement their collections. And I have to say, Middle Temple Hall was a simply beautiful and inspired choice by Edeline Lee. The oak- panelled walls hung with gilded-frame portraits and rich tapestries provided the perfect backdrop for her historical-referenced AW13 collection.
The presentation itself began upon being ushered into a grand room which was flooded with bright midday sunlight. Upon entering we were greeted with a choreographed scene that saw models partaking in a variety of quaint past-times; playing the piano, cleaning apples and skipping to the sound of a piped instrument.
And the collection was simply exquisite- in fact it was LFF’s favourite from the LFW AW13 shows. Edeline Lee had referenced so many historical eras in her collection, it’s impossible to name them all. There were 1940s wasp-waists, broad pointed Puritan-style collars, Baroque embroidery, 1930s brogues and gold trims with an Art Deco feel. Flat suede thigh scraping booties with graphic monochrome panels added a girlish feel to tailored gilded dresses and the beauty look was simply dreamy- the deepest of plum lips pared with coiled braids.
Although the collection carried a strong historical feel, everything in the collection was extremely wearable for 2013. The glimmering golden dress was by far my favourite piece- which girl wouldn’t love to wear their to their Christmas party?
Congratulations to Goodley PR & Edeline Lee for an exquisite presentation, it made a gorgeous end to LFF’s London Fashion Week for AW13.