We were incredibly disappointed earlier this year when Dion Lee pulled out of MBFWA to focus on showing in London, but after seeing the collection we have decided that he is definitely forgiven. (As if we would really hold a grudge against him!) Needless to say, it was an impressive debut and we were treated to some of Lee’s best work yet.
Lee’s signature silhouette is one that is no doubt ladylike, and this collection was no different. The looks were complete with sharp tailoring, with an overall strong and feminine vibe penetrating through the collection. There was a hint of sports luxe in the form of black leather crop tops, a cheeky nod to Lee’s tougher side. The juxtaposition of leather and chiffon also highlighted Lee’s ability to mix different textures throughout the show. While the palette was certainly monochrome at times, there was a mix of metallics and bright hues including purple and orange.
The collection focused strongly on beautiful skirts, and ranged from straightforward knee-length looks, to above-the-knee and with a sharp split, to seductive and transparent overlays softening otherwise tough ensembles.
We think this was the perfect collection for Lee to first show the world, and he is certainly headed towards taking the fashion world by storm. We can’t wait to see what Lee does next!