December 16, 2013 New York
The designer took the martial arts idea and created interesting wrap skirts and dresses, most notably a red satin number with a tie waist. It had a "fuller" silhouette than she has presented in recent seasons, and it gave off plenty of exuberance, even when it was just hanging on a rack. The same could be said for her vignette of black-and-white Peg-Board inspired pieces; rarely have polka dots looked so cool. What was also cool was a black top dotted with three oversize grommets and trimmed with navy, red, and green varsity-style ribbing at the hip.
The great thing about Lee's work: While it can come off as a bit odd in the good, Phoebe Philo sort of way, it's also ideal for the office. For instance, a black dress looked prim, thanks to a single button placed high on the collar. Yet once that button was undone, the fabric draped down into a sexy cowl-neck. A true boardroom-to-cocktails moment.