Dion Lee is taking inspiration straight from the tool shed. And its collection for Spring/Summer 2024 is bringing a new light to modernist workwear.
The Australian designer known for crafting collections for the club has shifted gears and now means business.
In continuing to innovate new pieces, Lee tells the story of his own interpretations of hardware and what he refers to as “industrial experimentations.” The experimentations take form in utilising non-fashion elements like wrenches appearing in the pieces.
The collection’s opening look features a cinched blazer with wrenches emphasising the waist. The blazer is styled over a white button down complete with chunky biker-style knee-high boots.
Although it’s tailored, it also showcases Dion Lee’s classic tailoring aesthetic. A white button down body suit with a waist-snatching silhouette is complimented by a line of wrenches acting as a corset. The boots in this look are thigh-high, fitted with utility pockets. It’s definitely giving sexy-corporate-plumber vibes.
Most looks showcase asymmetrical lines. Overall, it’s a new look for denim. The bulky denim pieces shined across the runway with a laminated flare and more hardware accessories. Other denim pieces went back on the construction vibe. Undone overalls and the use of traditional work shoe laces integrated as lace-up tops graced the runway.
The collection would not be complete without going out looks. Crushed metallic tube dresses and skirts and well as a maxi knitted body con dress with flattering cuts at the chest.
Lee’s experimental ready-to-wear collection is intricate and eye-catching as it is modern taking on a different route than his usual club attire revealing what his designs are capable of.
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