In her short career as a Toronto fashion designer, Amanda Lew Kee has already put on a Toronto Fashion Week show and managed to whip up a little following of fashionista fans. Could be because her graduating year collection at Ryerson School of Fashion last year was a showing of in-your-face sexy stilettos, studs and sultry leather. Or because she drew attention at her Toronto LG Fashion Week show with blue-lipped models, garbed in a near-opposite spring/summer 2011 line of pale pastels and blanched beiges.
For Spring Summer 2011, Amanda Lee Kew simple tunics, maxi dresses and panelled tights – all in a muted palette like the shades of sheer hose – are brought to elegant life with texture and form. Flowing chiffons, iridescent fringe and metal details adorn simplicity, making it likely that we’ll be seeing more of Lew Kee in Toronto for some time.
Available in Toronto at JACFLASH, 1036 Queen Street West.