Posted Oct 23, 2010 in About Last Night, For Her, Made in Canada | 1 Comment

LG Fashion Week Day 5- Amanda Lew Kee

Blue lips for everyone. FDCC show runners led attendees to their seats in Amanda Lew Kee’s signature shade, while the front row was peppered with others who had swiped on the lipstick for the 6 PM show at Heritage court this past Friday. So when the first models entered the room, lit only by the flashing lights of the audience, were we surprised by the pop of blue? Not so much. However what was pleasantly surprising was the designer’s ability to stray from her dark roots, and to offer up a cohesively strong spring collection. There was no gothic influence here, instead the collection was characterized by subtle beige, apricot and silver shades. Sheer sheath dresses exposed nude undergarments, while sheer sleeves could be zipped off from suit jackets. The collection was wistful and ethereal, with subtle sex appeal. Two standout looks were body hugging cotton dresses hanging from thin straps. The first in floor length grey with deconstructed shredding, the other in knee length ribbed camel. Offering up a substitute for her signature studding, a dress as well as a jacket and skirt look were embellished with a fine metal fringe, which gleamed like tinsel. More of this Amanda, please! Personally, I could have done without the excessively exposed zippers.

Fresh out of design school, Amanda Lew Kee had the whole Toronto Fashion community waiting. And as with every young designer, there is room to grow. Lew kee, at a mere 21, has enough time, and plenty of talent, to become a power house designer – even beyond the blue lipstick.

Written by Stephanie Brownlow
All images by Brendan Zwelling. Check out more of his work here!

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