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Ximon Lee, a graduate from Parsons in New York, today showed his winning collection at Stockholm Fashion Week. In addition to the show, Ximon Lee has won €50,000 and the chance to develop pieces from his collection to be sold at selected H&M stores and online later this autumn. Ximon Lee was selected by an international jury (amongst them singer Lily Allen, Vogue fashion director Lucinda Chambers and photographer Tommy Ton) in London. Ximon Lee was raised in Hong Kong, but born in a border town between Siberia and Manchuria. His own childhood played an important part in his winning collection. ”Nothing is really unconventional in the collection. I didn’t invent anything new but I treated ordinary materials differently. I used sandwiched denims, knits, and trash bags in this collection. Most hard-wears are industrial parts or found metal objects. Indigo denims are bleached into different shades of blue. Trash bags are heated and treated into textural vinyl. This collection is a juxtaposition of soft and hard; organic and synthetic materials”.

Francois Dupont speaking   27 Jan 2015