Show Review: Amanda Lew Kee Aims To Sharpen Her Look

This designer's raw talent is deserving of a second look


Photo by George Pimentel


Photo by George Pimentel


Photo by George Pimentel

When a designer builds such considerable buzz before they’ve even built a brand, it can be tricky to find one’s footing. Such is the case with local It-girl Amanda Lew Kee, whose own sartorial goth-flair and blue pout have garnered more attention than her actual work. Clearly, she is dead-set on changing all that, and yesterday’s show was proof. Displaying that she knows her way around tailoring, boyish shorts and button-ups showed improved fit skills. Softly pleated silk dresses harked back to her first collection in warm shades of Manila. Then came a grouping of digi-patterned  tunics and skirts, the vivid body-contoured printed panels an interesting counterpart to the drab taupe cotton jersey. The best looks came just shy of the show close: sweet kick-pleat tennis dresses, aqua mini-skirts and cropped scuba-style tops. Paired with cheeky green visors and metallic sea blue brogues, it was Lew Kee’s clever take on the season’s dominant sports trend. With incremental improvements each season, this designer’s raw talent is deserving of a second look.

Click here to see the entire collection by Amanda Lew Kee.