Dion Lee

Published September 15, 2014

Australian designer Dion Lee has showed in New York the past few seasons, but for his spring collection, which he showed at the Hudson Yards—adjacent Hosfelt Gallery on a lonesome, industrial stretch of West 36th Street—his reference point was directly tied to the works of Australian painter Jeffrey Smart, known for his hyper-saturated road scenes. Lee harnessed that saturation in head-to-toe blue and lemon yellow looks and his main print—watercolor-like swooshy patterns rendered in fluoro orange and shades of blue. Black, white, and metallic looks keyed into the theme with its embellishments—from seatbelt-like harnesses to biker chains. Lee’s signature body conscious cutting kept the shapes of dresses, pants, and tops sculptural, and the cutouts and folding of fabric evoked an origami feel.

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