Having won last year’s coveted Fashion Graduate of the Year award, young designer Dion Lee had a whole lot of hype to live up to on the first day of Rosemount Australian Fashion Week. The 23 year-old didn’t disappoint – showing a range of futuristic garments with sharp shoulders and discreet cut-outs, along with simply detailed effortless pieces set in a grungy underground carpark in Sydney’s Kings Cross.
In a palette of grey and black with cerulean highlights, Lee’s statement pieces featured the increasingly-popular cut-outs, zips, origami folds, and bold, Balmain-esque shoulders. Lee thankfully has his own take on the trend, twisting and folding fabric on the shoulders, allowing pieces to be worth wearing a little more than one season.
Although not my thing, there was plenty of excitement about the more simple pieces – minimal dresses and high-waisted skirts that are sure to be timeless classics.
Images from Vogue Australia.
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