Lee Paton launches first Ready-To-Wear Collection: AW15 “For Elizabeth”

Lee Paton is a British luxury fashion label based between London and Paris. Founded in 2010 by London-based designer Lee Paton as a high-end bespoke service for private clients. As from 2015 the company will design and retail men and women’s luxury ready-to-wear as Lee Paton Men and Women respectively, while also maintaining its tradition as a creator of bespoke couture under the Lee Paton Private Division.

Lee Paton Women creates classically sophisticated luxury ready-to-wear garments that are handmade in the UK with intricate embroideries and hand finishing. Wools and tweeds are sourced from Yorkshire and the Scottish Highlands while silks, lace and cottons come from France. The house silhouette is classic, feminine and elegant. Designs present a rich mixture of traditional British elegance and tailoring with detailed hand finishing inspired by couture techniques of the early Parisian ateliers.

This year sees the house produce their first ready-to-wear collection. “For Elizabeth” is a homage to award-winning dancer and the Royal Ballet’s Principal Character Artist, Elizabeth McGorian, a private client of the house. Rather than following a concept or theme for Autumn-Winter 2015 like other couture houses Lee Paton was struck by a muse. Her love of furs, opulence and a keen eye for fine details made her ideal muse for Paton while her tall elegance and ballet poise made her the perfect mannequin. Lee Paton said of his muse: “Her joie de vivre has been a constant inspiration so I felt I had to do something to honour it”.

The AW15 collection through its luxurious textures, from cashmere wool and silk velvet to buttery leather and plush fur, is a nod to Elizabeth’s elegant style. The relaxed shapes and tailored comfort of some of the pieces also acknowledge the earlier days of dance training. With this collection Lee has tried to mirror her classic, graceful style throughout the collection accompanied by her playful humour.

Notes to Editors:

  • Lee Paton Women is the ready-to-wear branch of Lee Paton Atelier, creating sophisticated and elegant garments using the same processes and attention to detail as the Lee Paton Private Division. All garments are handmade in the UK with intricate embroideries and hand finishing.
  • For more information about Lee Paton Women including AW15 Lookbook and prices see online http://leepaton.co.uk/
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