DION LEE | FALL / WINTER 2012
Dion Lee’s profile has increased swiftly over the past few seasons; creating traditional tailoring with experimental quirks. The Australian designer’s Fall / Winter 2012 collection was inspired by breathing and the idea of proportion and movement throughout the human body.
The 15 looks were bright, clean-cut and accomplished in a palette of black, white and grey with hints of crimson. Fine-spun fabrics created flapper-like fringing, representing veins and the idea of circulation throughout the body.
The idea of menswear and tailoring was still present, but was broken down into more feminine and wearable cuts, with beautiful drapery and interesting cutouts and inserts around the waist. There was a real importance put upon the back, with exquisite detailing, mullet hems and silhouette enhancing trains.
- Charlotte Stamp