Just this week, I visited Lewis and Leigh's showroom in Shoreditch to meet with designer Jenny Sun and to see the s/s16 collection from her eponymous label, by Sun.
Jenny graduated from London College of Fashion in 2014. From China, Jenny has created, what feels like a eccentrically British label, with playful, colourful and confident clothes. The textiles are sourced in Italy but the pieces are created in-house at her London studio. Like London, the label is a beautiful mixture of ethnicities and backgrounds.
Inspired by the cut-out photo montages of the artist Marcelo Monteal, this collection features deceptively simple cut-out flowers, hand stitched and patterned with uniquely detailed embroidery. These some-what odd and heavily outlined shapes help to give a quirkiness to the minimalist shapes.
Her colour blocked silk pieces are made in double-silk, giving them a luxurious and personal feel. Often lining pockets and the inner garment in a contrasting colour, meaning that there is something kept hidden, secret; the inner beauty.
"Exclusive fabrics are combined with fine textures to create modern outfits; fashion is the embodiment of inner beauty. Flowers bloom as a manifestation of the body.....Luxurious fabrics and exquisite finished such as double-sided silk are combined with delicate mesh to contrast the two "faces" of the woman, the core of the collection".