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Designer Spotlight on… Dion Lee

A Little Bit About 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.

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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…

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What do you think of Dion Lee’s Spring / Summer 2011 Collection? Love it or loathe it? xx

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