J. JS LEE

CRYSTAL MCCLORY

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

Clothes by:

J JS Lee – www.jsleelondon.com available at Dover St Market www.doverstreetmarket.com

& Other Stories – www.stories.com/gb/

Camper – www.camper.com

FASHION CREDITS

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

CONTRIBUTORS

Fashion Editor: Crystal McClory
Photographer: Jay Clark
Clothes by: J. JS Lee

Makeup: Celine Nonon
Hair: Shukeel Murtaza
Set Assistant: Frederica Hodgkinson

Photo Assistant: Rhys Thorpe
Stylist’s Assistant: Jessica Johnston
Model: Emilie Rose