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Canadian-British, London-based EDELINE LEE graduated with a First from Central Saint Martins Womenswear and apprenticed in the studios of Alexander McQueen and John Galliano before working at Zac Posen in New York and as Head Designer for Rodnik in London. An unintentional soft launch led to a flurry of private orders and the birth of her eponymous collection in 2014. The designer has stated that she designs for the “Future Lady”: her work has been worn by stars like Alicia Vikander, Taylor Swift, Ciara, Cynthia Nixon and Solange Knowles. She has also received strong support from the women of the art world, who naturally gravitate towards her aesthetically sophisticated signature.
Edeline Lee has been awarded support by the Centre for Fashion Enterprise and has been two times Finalist for the Samsung Fashion & Design Fund. Her work was recently exhibited by the curators of the Fashion Space Gallery to represent the “Future of Fashion Presentation”. In 2016, she was nominated for Breakthrough Womenswear Designer of the Year at the WGSN Fashion Futures Awards. In 2017, she was awarded a British Fashion Council Fashion Trust Grant and was Finalist for the Mercedes Benz Etoiles award.
Spring Summer 2016 was her debut season on the official London Fashion Week schedule of the British Fashion Council. All Edeline Lee pieces are made by hand in England.