FALL WINTER 2016 – WOMEN PRESS RELEASE
A new reinvigorated fit portfolio, three on-trend denim stories, and a fresh, chic palette with upbeat all-over prints: Lee® Women presents its Fall/Winter 2016 collection with a wholly modern vision and more than 125 years of design excellence.
Our best-loved fit, the iconic Lee® Scarlett, has inspired two new versions making a trio of perfectly cut skinnies. Scarlett, the ultimate skinny fit with 5- pockets, super-flattering rear view, and cute ankle length now has both a high waist and low-cut waist version. The new Scarlett High has a long, flattering rise, and the Scarlett Low has a short rise and smaller back pockets for a super sexy fit.
Alongside this expanded Scarlett platform is a brand new super skinny fit called Jodee, with skin-tight cling (and slightly higher waist for comfort) that joins our other skinny, slim, straight, and wide leg fits.
A trio of denim stories also lead the Lee® Women Fall/Winter ’16 collection. First up, we’ve taken our premium Stretch Deluxe denim and recreated its super-stretch powers across the range. Handpicked from the very best mills for its supreme stretchiness and amazing recovery, we’ve crunched the numbers to make the unique fabric mix available at any price point.
Then, new Luxe-Look fabrics have innovative ice coatings, tints and treatments for a very special upscale look. Finally, our Rich Textured fabrics explore the infinite subtleties of herringbone, wool, and knitted twill textures that come alive with Lee®’s innovative washes and treatments.
Fall/Winter ’16 tops, outerwear and accessories are rendered in pale wintry greys and soft rose pinks, bold reds and indigo blues, and rich blacks and bottle greens with each piece designed to work perfectly with Lee® denim. Cute tees, cozy shirts, printed sweats, and fine knits round-off a well-edited collection of stylish must-haves in colourways that can be styled in any combination.
Lee® Women Fall/Winter ’16 is all about chic, laidback and easy-to-style pieces, real fabric innovation, and truly flattering fits – all of which marks Lee® out as the modern denim brand with real authenticity.
FALL WINTER 2016 – MEN PRESS RELEASE
One new jeans fit, five distinct denim stories, and more winter-ready shirts, jackets, fine knits, and on-trend tops than ever: Lee® Men Fall/Winter 2016 is all about design innovation, fit and fabric expertise, and the modern reworking of Lee®’s most iconic pieces.
This season sees the launch of the all-new Lee® Rider, the perfect men’s slim jean. Not too skinny, tapered or relaxed, but perfectly in between. The straight leg, regular waist with subtly higher rise Lee® Rider uses the authentic denim brand’s more than 125 years of fit expertise to create a wholly modern cut. Joining Malone, the men’s skinny; slim tapered Luke; regular straight Daren, and regular tapered Arvin, the Rider is at the forefront of the brand’s trend- focused fits.
The five Fall/Winter denim stories all use Lee®’s unrivalled fabric know-how. First up, a new range of Durabilt denim – a super-strong fabric with a lightweight weave – is now rendered in smoke grey and rich black denim to compliment our existing authentic blue tones. Then, new Worn-In looks are hand worked with real artistry for a vintage-meets-modern, creative finish. Totally flexible Hi-Stretch denims are chosen for their super-stretchiness and great recovery, and Textured Fabrics explore the subtle detail of herringbone, wool, and visual knitted twill textures. Finally, Premium Indigo denims are handpicked for a clean, polished look with upscale finishes, ice coatings and future-focused techniques.
Mixing winter-proof outerwear with an impressive choice of lightweight transitional pieces, the collection reworks the Lee®’s heartland pieces, including new versions of Western, Rider, and Button-Down shirting and the Rider Jacket. Lee® Men Fall/Winter 2016 also celebrates new Lee® winners including the Bonded Bomber and the Ultimate Tee: contemporary pieces that draw on Lee®’s significant history.
Lee® Men Fall/Winter 2016 is a considered, contemporary collection with real depth, denim innovation, perfect fits, surprising textures and tones, reworked classic pieces and new icons, all with a confident, rich and bold colour palette that will see you through the darkest winter days.