As the first Chinese independent designer to have been invited to L.A. fashion week, Helen Lee has released a FW16 collection inspired by California, especially its famously sunny weather, its relaxed style and effortless glamour, and the laid-back hospitality of Californians. Showcased on the runway in March, this exciting new line explores the conflicted aesthetics of “sport-luxe” to present a high-fashion hybrid of sophistication and comfort.
作为第一个被邀请到洛杉矶时装周的中国独立设计师, Helen Lee推出了充满加州风情的2016秋冬系列，
From geometric block patterns to eco-friendly faux fur, satin silk bomber jackets and beaded velvet trousers, Helen Lee’s elegantly cool signature style pervades the new collection.
The Chinese characters for “Please Find Me” are also embroidered onto selected clothing, a symbol expressing every Chinese designer’s dream to be discovered, as well as a humorous allusion to the handwritten handymen’s advertisements along the sidewalks of Shanghai. Additionally, the illustration of a rabbit, one of the designer’s favorite characters and a recurring symbol throughout previous collections, has made an adorable comeback.
The HELEN LEE FW16 show, which was opened and closed by the recent Gucci Resort campaign model Rhiannon McConnell, was as easygoing and elegant as the City of Angels itself. The brand’s new online store launches on August 10, available to customers in the USA, Canada, Australia, Europe and Asia Pacific.
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Contributor: Ruby Weatherall
Images Courtesy of HELEN LEE