Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Sydney: Dion Lee sets sail at the Opera House – The Sydney Morning Herald
Acclaimed Australian designer Dion Lee staged excessive style's model of a bachelor and spinster ball on Sunday to formally launch Fashion Week Australia's Resort 2018 collections.
As an alternative of the meals dye-lined fancy attire often seen at B&Ss, Lee's model of the iconic nation meet'n'greet featured deconstructed vast-brimmed Akubra hats in shades of black, blue and tomato sauce crimson together with R. M. Williams boots with Cuban heels.
Like Ikea and Balenciaga earlier than him, the New York-primarily based designer showcased his tackle calico with what he referred to as "laminated outerwear" for males.
The outsized jackets, one even in Ikea procuring bag blue, had been a spotlight as had been the silk tracksuits and thick terry towelling-wanting throwovers for ladies. All good ensembles to take the wearer from a celebration in a paddock to a board assembly in the CBD.
There was loads of trademark Lee reminiscent of laser-lower waffle skirts and attire in easy but subtle hues of white and navy in addition to excessive-waisted pants lower open at the thigh morphing into flooring-size skirts. They confirmed why certainly one of our most profitable designers at house and overseas is lauded for his capability to mood his inventive aptitude with commercially viability.
The gender-impartial assortment – boasting unfastened silhouettes, sculptural folds, punchy perforations and a flip-flop/Birkenstock hybrid slide – was impressed by "identification, reflection and optimism", Lee mentioned.
Consumers from Matches Fashion and Internet-A-Porter, social media style makers and celebrities Sylvia Jeffreys and Olympic swimmer/aspiring physicist Cameron McEvoy had been noticed in the crowd.
Fashion Week Australia, now in its 22nd 12 months, continues at Carriageworks and round Sydney till Thursday.
"Fashion Week Australia is a vital platform for our state's designers to make their mark, showcase our distinctive Australian type and spectacular harbour metropolis to a worldwide viewers, and importantly, generate enterprise for NSW," NSW Minister for Tourism and Main Occasions Adam Marshall instructed Fairfax Media. "The style trade employs some 71,000 individuals in NSW throughout design, manufacturing, wholesaling and retailing, producing round $eight.7 billion in annual retail gross sales."
On Monday, Sass & Bide will make its return to the official schedule after a 14-year hiatus and rising male supermodel – Australian Jordan Barrett – will make his Australian runway debut for brand spanking new label Justin Cassin.