Helen SS15 Fashion Show at WaterHouse, Shanghai

Helen Lee went all indy this season, and it definitely worked out… She had been THE staple at Shanghai Fashion Week for years, the only designer to show every season since launching her eponymous label. Perhaps it is because she has really found herself and her own aesthetic that she was able to leave behind the platform that so many in China still need. She really hit her stride this season, and with another strong collection, she will be an incredibly formidable force in the local design industry. She also really made everything super wearable, which is probably due to the fact that she is now in one of the world’s most influential retailers Lane Crawford. But I don’t think she is about compromise, just balance… She has the experience to know what works commercially as well as editorially, and I think she’ll only add to her cult following with this incredibly sensible collection:

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