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Amanda Lew Kee Fall 12



"Tonight, the line between Amanda Lew Kee, the brand and Amanda Lew Kee, the person was blurred."

When Amanda Lew Kee's name did not appear on the Toronto Fashion Week schedule, the fashion crowd immediately wondered what she's got under her sleeves (or if she was showing at all) proving that Lew Kee continues to be one to watch.

The uncertainty continued at the dimly lit venue, The Hoxton, where no one was exactly sure what they were in for. Through the mingling, word got around that there was going to be no runway and no models either. (In retrospect, Lew Kee's creativity was present in many aspects beyond design last night) Instead, Lew Kee pulled double duty and modeled her own clothing in a digital runway projected on to white sheets. With signature blue lips no less. Moments after, Lew Kee physically appeared, dressed glamourously, with the collection rolling in a rack right behind her and then posed for the cameras which was followed by interviews.

Tonight, the line between Amanda Lew Kee, the brand and Amanda Lew Kee, the person was blurred.

Just when demands of seeing the collection up close were whispered across the room, the crowd was welcomed to come closer and do just that. The initial observation from the collection is it's completely black. Instead of colour, there was a focus on shape (fit has been an issue in the past), and texture (leather, boucle, sheer, and for the first time, fur). Second, there were only 10 pieces on the rack, an impressive heavy edit and all wearable (depending where you are). The leather sleeved coat with leather fringes that zip off  at the bottom was a personal favourite and many raved about the sheer dress shirt with leather cuffs and collar. Lew Kee's favourite? The leather bomber with fur.

The collection as a whole was a case of half empty, half full . Although it felt similar to what she's done successfully in the past, it felt similar to what she's done successfully in the past.

Check out the full collection after the jump.
collection photos via torontolife

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