J. JS LEE
Imagista sat down in London with Designer Jackie Lee to talk about her line J. JS Lee.
Imagista: How long have you been a designer?
Jackie Lee: 5 years already…
Imagista: What do you love about being a designer?
JL: Working between creative and reality.
Imagista: What are you most proud about or most excited about to date, in terms of your career as a designer?
JL: When I was named as one of 30 on the shortlist for the LVMH Young Fashion Designer Award and showcasing my collection during LFW as an one-schedule designer.
Imagista: Anything coming up that really excites you?
JL: Working on the first PRE-Fall collection!
Imagista: Who or what is your greatest inspiration? What makes you the happiest?
JL: My muse is Tilda Swinton. I am always happy to see people who wear my collection.
Imagista: Who in the world of fashion do you most identify or are most inspired by? What about them inspires you?
JL: Raf Simons. His sense of choosing colour is brilliant!
Imagista: What do you like to spend your money on?
JL: Buying books, not only fashion books but also any kind of creative books.
Imagista: Who or what do you love most in the world and why?
JL: Family who are the best/ greatest supporters.
Imagista: If you weren’t a designer, what would you be doing or like to be doing?
JL: A furniture designer.
Imagista: Who do you think is the most underrated designer in the world right now?
JL: There are so many in the new generation. Not only one!
Imagista: What is your most valued possession?
JL: Sunny, my dog! And all of my previous collection pieces.
Imagista: What are your three favourite places on the planet?
JL: My mum’s house. My studio in London, and Roma (for holiday).
Imagista: If you were a bumper sticker, what would it say?
JL: I am a slow mover.
Special thanks to Bryan and Ali
J JS Lee – www.jsleelondon.com available at Dover St Market www.doverstreetmarket.com
& Other Stories – www.stories.com/gb/
Camper – www.camper.com
WHITE ROLLNECK KNIT WITH BLACK STRIPE BY J. JS LEE
GREEN WOOL COAT BY J. JS LEE; GREEN CHECKED SILK DRESS BY & OTHER STORIES
IVORY/GREY CHECKED WOOL TOP, IVORY/GREY CHECKED WOOL SKIRT, WHITE JERSEY CLUTCH BAG ALL BY J. JS LEE
BROWN COAT W/ RAISED HOUNDSTOOTH PATTERN BY J. JS LEE
WHITE /GREY/BLACK HOUNDSTOOTH KNIT DRESS; WHITE SHOES BOTH BY J. JS LEE
COBALT BLUE COAT, BLUE/BLACK HOUNDSTOOTH TROUSERS WITH MATCHING BLUE/BLACK HOUNDSTOOTH TOP BY J. JS LEE
WHITE COAT WITH BLACK TRIM, WHITE TROUSERS, WHITE ROLLNECK KNIT BY J. JS LEE; BLACK ‘TWINS’ SHOES BY CAMPER