We’ve probably written enough about the aesthetic details of Dion Lee‘s “Transit” collection when it debuted at London Fashion Week in September. However, like us, you’ll appreciate getting a better view of the collection’s pieces and a finer sense of the process through which these clothes were conceived with the newly released look book (below), photographed by Bowen Arico.
The way Dion designs is not purely based on aesthetics but a focus on functionality for the wearer and technical achievement. He wants his woman to look amazing without having to succumb to the pain is beauty myth. He has applied techniques in “Transit” to enhance the experience of his customers. Filters are slashed and plaited into the pieces to create flow of air and light around the body, and his phenomenally cool woven backpacks suspend through jackets and harness the wearer’s body. You see, there really is a method to the madness.
For a designer to have such visionary ambitions in terms of technique and aesthetic is one thing, but to actually realise that vision into something tangible – wearable – is a far greater achievement. It’s no coincidence that the likes of Stephanie LaCava, Katie Grand and Imran Ahmed are raving about Dion Lee. He’s the real deal.
View the lookbook over on Pages Digital.
“Transit” lands in stores February and March 2013.
Title image from Dion Lee’s Facebook.