Characterised by calming neutral hues, relaxed silhouettes and clean lines, Bessie Ye’s designs for her womenswear label, Rye, are a study in chic minimalism. Just don’t call them simple. The designer elaborates, “A simple-looking design is often the most demanding to achieve.
Achieving a sense of naturalness and simplicity requires many tries to refine the cut and fit. There is nowhere to hide ‘flaws’, and because of this simplicity, more emphasis goes into the material, workmanship and pattern-cutting.”