Once you love anything, your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrapping it carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safely in the casket or coffin of your selfishness.
Inspired by the abstract artist, Niko Luoma, SS14 collection is mainly focused on showing the complicated feeling between to love oneself or not to love at all. Gun, knife and ghost are three main symbolic elements in developing the print for this collection. These represent the feeling of being hurt and getting pain. Different shades of blue have also been used for developing the colour, which represents the sophisticated mood and emotion deep inside of our heart.
A focal interest in the 19th century fine tailoring of the English aristocracy gets combined with the worker clothes as well as zoo suits with a lot of oversize shape represents the protection you need when you are being in love.
All silhouettes are showcasing the sharpness of the British tailoring; but at the same time, having a lot of layering preserves the reserved elegances. Waterproof is the main element on developing the fabric – coated wool, cotton, and polyurethane finished fabrics are widely used in every single piece of this collection.
Spring/Summer 2014 collection is all about classical tailoring tradition with a new level of protection
elements. Having the typical SixLee characteristics – elegantly tailored silhouettes in rich materials, clothes can not just protect your physical self but your mental self – Your SOUL.
“Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up”
“We ‘re all accepting the love we think we deserve…”
Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up”
Take all my loves, my love, yea, take them all;
What hast thou then more than thou hadst before?
No love, my love, that thou mayst true love call;
All mine was thine before thou hadst this more.
Then if for my love thou my love receivest,
I cannot blame thee for my love thou usest;
But yet be blamed, if thou thyself deceivest
By wilful taste of what thyself refusest.
I do forgive thy robbery, gentle thief,
Although thou steal thee all my poverty;
And yet, love knows, it is a greater grief
To bear love’s wrong than hate’s known injury.
Lascivious grace, in whom all ill well shows,
Kill me with spites; yet we must not be foes.–By William Shakespeare.
Six Lee is the founder and chief designer of the brand “SixLee”. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, Belgium in 2009, and was the first Chinese graduate from this well-known fashion design school. Having graduated, Six moved to London and joined Alexander McQueen’s menswear team.
In 2011, Six set up his own brand as an Antwerp-based menswear-fashion designer, incorporating his collection with clean cuts and sharp lines, combined with soft colours and dreamy, boyish details, resulting in unique silhouettes with modern twists and new proportions.
As an overly romantic person, Six gets his inspiration from the most diverse genres of music and film. The emotions Six puts into his poems are found in every single piece of his collection, carrying a touch of his love-never ever disappointing.