We live between two worlds

We soar in the atmosphere

We creep upon the soil

We have the aspirations of creatures and the propensities of

Winwood Read,

British Historian,
Explorer, Philosopher

Through the story of previous winter season, a
doomsday began and ended; the end of the world approached and accomplished its
last will. Men packed their bags, put on their heaviest coats and left with
their most important belongings: their heart and a flower for their beloved
ones at the other side.

The first day of a new history commences; the
phoenix spreads his wings and vanishes within the air.

We and our dearests are starting all over again in
a new world, overly romantic, filled with the brightest colors, yet classical –
like it all could have been before – and futuristic at the same time. We see heaven
in a grain of sand. There are wind-blown gardenias, dragonflies, beetles and
birds, and always the presence of the human body and its dazzling beauty.
However, natural science, getting to know the human body and the nature
surrounding it becomes the main priority. It is a reunion and a new beginning
with the one we love, even though there is nothing left but nature. We still
know the stories and images from ancient times but we have no choice but to
look forward, right into the future.

The first anatomy drawings of the human body and
the taxonomy of plants and exotic animals painted by Argentinean artist Juan
Gatti serve as the main inspirations for this collection. The vintage color shades
of pale blue, green and pink define the color pallet and prints. This colorful
touch gets soothed  by the ever presence
of grey and blends into a romantic silhouette of transparency and mist with  futuristic clean cuts, breathing the spirit
the new world, only looking forwards the future.

A focal interest on 1920s fine tailoring of the
English aristocracy gets combined with the rich layering and transparence of
Ancient Egyptian and Greek costumes. All silhouettes have the sharpness of a British
schoolboy uniform tailoring, with short trousers that preserve their reserved

The collection also presents a series of very light
summer coats. Using thin wool and cotton organdy fabrics, each item has a
certain transparency to create a light but yet solid colorful silhouette with a
lot of layering.

Spring/summer 2013 will be about tailoring tradition
with a futuristic twist. The typical SixLee characteristics: elegantly tailored
silhouettes in rich materials. The exotic quest is translated in its colors and
prints. The result is a journey into a new world of nature’s rarest species and
the memory of ancient kingdoms.

Photos & text
Copyright SixLee.

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