Spring/Summer 21 - Lee Mathews

Lee Mathews knows what works. Her workwear-tinged, feminine pieces don’t need to change much from season to season to be successful from a commercial standpoint: Her clientele already appreciate the contrast stitching, the bell-shape skirts, and the D-ring fastenings with cloth ribbon. Tiered ruffles and slender knits are also signatures for the Aussie designer.

In a year when everything is being questioned, Mathews rightly decided to stick with her strengths for spring 2021. Her clothing has long toed the line between overtly feminine and diligently practical, and with forgiving silhouettes that don’t skimp on whimsy, her pieces are truly a something-for-everyone proposition. The way forward for Mathews is not to change too much and continue to do what she does best.