I am quite obviously an adoring fan and wearer of Australian labels and designers, but there are a special few who are unsurpassed and truly deserve recognition on a global scale. Australian fashion and it’s wearers (myself included!) more often than not find comfort in our laid back culture and warmer weather, that we are left to choose from the same pieces each season with a simply different cotton blend or colour. Majority of Australian labels create beautiful and affordable pieces, but collections remain mainly the same throughout seasons.
There are a few who not only push the boundaries with their designs, but are also influencing how a lot of young Australian dress. Yes they are usually more expensive, but everything from the cut and structure, to the print and fabric is worth having one stand out piece every few seasons. In my opinion Dion Lee is one of, if not the leader of this Australian fashion generation that is rightly being recognised internationally for his ever changing and evolving design accomplishments.
This dress is one of the signaturely sculptured pieces that will be savoured, and only worn on special occasions. Starting with NYFW…
Photos by Josephine Willcox