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Lee Mathews Paddington

This Australian fashion designer's laidback, simple and ethically conscious pieces are staple items in many a Sydneysider's wardrobe.
By Emma Joyce
August 30, 2019
By Emma Joyce
August 30, 2019

Twenty years since the Australian fashion designer launched her easy-to-wear feminine collection at fashion week in Sydney, Lee Mathews continues to create ethically driven clothing designed for people like her — laidback, socially conscious and stylish. Nothing fits too closely, from wide-fit linen pants to floaty satin skirts and loosely structured culottes. Fabric is important — cotton, denim, wool and silk is thoughtfully sourced from around the world and Mathews' prints are all designed in-house.

In fact, she's originally from the northern beaches of Sydney so the Glenmore Road store is the flagship and it has all those architectural and industrial finishing touches you'd expect from the designer known for her minimalist style. When you don't know where to start, let the team guide you to one of the Spanish-milled cotton tank dresses that'll become a summer wardrobe favourite.

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