There can be no doubt about the serious fashion talent emerging from Asia – after all I manage to run a blog focusing only on labels from this side of the world.
But rarely have I seen a designer who has perfected everything about their craft and can be compared to some of the polished gems you see in places like London or Paris.
Although the talent is there, a lot of these young designers seemed to lack the one thing which I consider very important in garments: quality.
However, one designer whom I had the pleasure to meet recently has climbed right onto the top of my must buy list of Asian designers. Ladies and gentlemen, meet China's very own Helen Lee.
From her choice of top-notch fabrics to the original prints, immaculate cutting and finishing and superb details – Helen had me at hello.
|My two absolute favourite looks from Helen Lee: A lace rain coat
from the SS13 collection...
|And a stunning combination of knitted sweater, moon-printed skirt
and gorgeous accessories from the AW13 collection.