Lee Matthews

"My wardrobe philosophy is to design clothes that resonate deeply with people's lives; clothes that are functional and beautiful, that are ageless and simple and manage to add ease and confidence every day."


The brand genesis of Lee Mathews is the stuff of cinematic narrative: a creative who was an illustrator and art director for Vogue Australia starts making clothes for herself and her friends on the kitchen table, upgrading to a small workshop in Sydney’s Newport when demand increased and babies and dressmaking pins became incompatible.

By retaining the core belief that she should simply, ‘make good things,’ the brand has navigated its way, quietly but determinedly, to be a global fashion force. Architecture, art and objects of craftsmanship are an established part of her oeuvre and she celebrates the role they play in her creative process.