Designer Spotlight Series
Designer Spotlight on… Dion Lee
I remember reading about Dion Lee back in March 2009 when he first featured in Vogue Australia. He instantly caught my attention with his feminine yet crisply tailored pieces that sculpt around the body.
Focused on the structure and architecture of clothing; Lee’s attention to detail, the precise construction of his clothing and sharp tailoring creates bold, dynamic pieces. His clothes are both, functional yet dramatic – sharp jackets, tailored trousers and cocktail dresses, would fit perfectly into any modern woman’s wardrobe.
Now at just 24 years of age, Lee’s innovative creations are beginning to capture the international spotlight.
Dion Lee Fans…
Emma Watson wore a look from Dion Lee’s Spring / Summer 2011 collection while in New York recently. Watson, who is becoming quite the style icon, teamed the inkblot mini dress with boots and tights.
Spring / Summer 2011…
As his sixth collection at Australian Fashion Week and second solo show of the year, all eyes were firmly on Lee’s Spring / Summer 2011 collection. And he did not disappoint.
Using Rorschach blots as a print, Lee’s structural pieces highlighted the movement of the body. Blots printed in intense violet shades with highlights of soft pink, flowed along the body creating truly artful pieces. Some blots almost appeared to take on floral shapes while others were distinctly abstract. There was also an emphasis placed on athleticism. Mesh pieces with racer backs intertwined perfectly with the feminine, yet edgy feel of the collection. Towards the end of the collection, Lee began combining pleating and knots to create some truly divine mini dresses. The dresses had a touch of classic Grecian draping with a distinctly modern edge. They were whimsical and feminine with yet powerful and tough.
Lee’s work is – modern verses classic, structured verses fluid. The collection is concise yet powerful. It is beautiful and most noticeably, innovative…
What do you think of Dion Lee’s Spring / Summer 2011 Collection? Love it or loathe it? xx
Your Daily Fashion Scoop
January Jones Loves Versace…
The ever-stylish star of Mad Men, January Jones, has been confirmed as the new face of Versace’s Spring/Summer 2011 campaign. Jones always opts for sexy, sophistication which is a seemingly perfect fit for this dramatic, seductive brand.
A long time fan of the luxury label, Jones has worn Versace to many red carpet events. Each photo pictured above and right shows just how much love for Versace Jones holds!
Jones opted for an Atelier Versace gown for the 2010 Emmy Awards (pictured above centre) and sat front row at the Versace catwalk during Milan Fashion Week. Jones also recently hosted a charitable dinner with Donatella Versace at the Connaught Hotel in London to celebrate the launch of Central Saint Martins 20-20 Fashion Fund.
Jones has been photographed by Mario Testino for the campaign and I cannot wait to see the results!
Betty Draper’s Style…
January Jones’ transformation as the stylish Betty Draper leaves my fashion senses speechless! Portraying the ladylike elegance of Betty to perfection, she never puts a foot wrong in the style department. Channelling Grace Kelly, Betty is always perfectly polished and dressed to perfection.
Betty’s 1950’s full skirts, pearls and beautiful luscious red lips are elegance personified. Her look also drifted onto the Fall catwalks where Louis Vuitton and Prada celebrated female curves and blew a kiss to this stylish time in fashion history.
Some of Betty Draper’s most stylish looks are pictured below… xx
Photos from Flickr.com
Uptown Twirl Meets Boy Meets Girl®
In September at a busy coffee shop in Notting Hill I caught up with the very talented Stacy Igel, Founder / Creative Director of Boy Meets Girl®.
I asked Stacy some questions about her inspiration, her Spring / Summer collection & who she would most like to see in her label… enjoy xx
“We have only this one life so we must live it fully, without fear or regret. Our experiences create our identity and individualism, so the more experiences we have the richer we become. This collection has that richness of experience on display.”
- Boy Meets Girl®