Designer Profile: Dion Lee

Margaret Zhang in Dion Lee
By   /  September 18, 2014

Dion Lee is the new name to know in Australian fashion design.  We had already spotted his talent in a previous article on the Top 5 Australian Designers to Watch and it is great to see this talented designer has gone from strength to strength.  Known for his love of the art behind the construction of clothing, Dion is not afraid to mix modern experimental with more traditional techniques.  His style can be seen in his penchant for mixing architectural and structural designs with unstructured loose outerwear. Dion Lee has found fans in Miranda Kerr and Charlize Theron, bloggers Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Girl) and Margaret Zhang (Shine by Three).

Nicole Warne in Dion Lee

Nicole Warne

His recent collection which debuted at New York Fashion Week is extremely wearable and  epitomised the urban edgy woman.  We love the evening wear which incorporated hardware in the form of chains edging the dresses or as accessories.  The slouchy jackets were reminiscent of 80s bomber jackets brought into the future – one fashion editor remarked that they looked almost Mad Max inspired.

Where to buy?

The collection is available online at Net-A-Porter

Main image: Margaret Zhang in Dion Lee

Photo credits: Images from Dion Lee S/S15 NYFW Show

Jackaline Tang


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