Named after a Feist song, the Hong Kong-based Antwerp RA graduate's first collection uses modern proportions for a futuristic touch on tailoring
Inspired by traditional British tailoring, the former intern at Alexander McQueen and Antwerp Royal Academy graduate from 2009, Six Lee, is presenting his new collection named after a Feist song. Clean cuts and sharp lines combined with soft colours and boyish detaills are blend with what Lee calls the “Antwerp aesthetic”. A modern twist of proportions with a futuristic touch on classical tailoring.
How old are you and where do you live?
27. Hong Kong and I’ll be back in Belgium soon.
How you get involved in fashion?
After finishing high school, I had a period where I didn't really know what to do or what I could do. When I was young, I liked Japanese fashion and magazines, so why not starting something with fashion. Well, should I be regretting it now? That's too late, isn't it?
I really want to make menswear look more fun, and believe me, I am really crap in womenswear.
What's the concept behind your collection?
The 2012 collection is titled "We're all in the Dance”, everything started with a song from Feist.
What materials do you find the most interesting to work with?
I really like to work with wool, I found it very interesting how they drape and are constructed with different kinds of techniques.
Why you choose Antwerp for your fashion training?
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp was just my dream school. I decided to take the risk and complete the entrance exams.
If you where not making clothes, what would you be doing?
Writing poems I guess?
Do you have anyone in mind when you are designing?
My own type of boy, skinny, tall and blonde.
Who would be your ideal icon to wear your clothes?
Who is your favourite designer and why?
I don't really have a favourite anything - innovation impresses me.
What are your plans for the future?
My dream for the future would be to keep doing what I like and what I want. And the most important thing is being happy.
What is the best advice you can give to a fashion student?
Try to get through the period from the dream to reality.
What makes you happy?
Love and Appreciation.
What makes you sad?
Lies and Disrespect.
Where we can see more?