Born in Israel in 1979, Lee travelled the world through Brazil, the US and Austria before settling down in London in 1995. During her travels, she absorbed almost everything possible along her way. Multiple cultures and environments have influenced and sculpted her sense of aesthetics today. This began at home with her very own creative roots from a family that works in sculpting, music and the film industry.
From a young age, Lee Klabin became infatuated with accentuating the woman’s natural beauty and curves. This inspired her initial obsessions for corsets, to help alter proportion, and accentuate one of the most beautiful ratios on a woman’s body, which is of course the hour-glass figure, the ratio between bust, waist and hips.
Lee was always torn between a love for art, sculpture, fashion design, and her more analytical side, which was drawn to the sciences, particularly biology. When the time came to choose a degree, she pursued the scientific route first and completed a Biomedical Science (Hons) degree at Kingston University in Surrey, 2000. This was then however followed by a Product
Design & Development Degree at London College of Fashion in 2003 which finally satisfied her love of art and design. During her Fashion Degree she pounced on the very first corsetry module she could, and produced a first class mark which fuelled her passion for structured curves.
Lee Klabin started with bespoke corsets and very detailed couture pieces that inspired the likes of Dita von Teese, Lily Cole, Sarah Jessica Parker and Patricia Field which led her to launch her debut evening Ready-to-Wear collection. This collection encapsulates ‘traditional tailoring meets technology’. With a burning passion to ‘evolve what works,’ Lee is forever
looking for new ways to fuse the beauty of traditional tailoring, with modern femininity. Using boning in a unique and creative way is just the start.