IN SYDNEY, DESIGNER DION LEE MAKES HIS MENSWEAR DEBUT.
Joshua GlassEarlier this spring, fashion designer Dion Lee staged his Resort 2018 collection’s runway show in Australia. Years before, he had moved his design outfit across the world, making a pit stop in London as a contender for the 2013 International Woolmark Prize, before relocating personally and professionally to New York in late 2016. The invitation to return to his home country as Sydney Fashion Week’s guest designer was bittersweet: it would likely be his final au revoir to the land of Oz and yet it would also mark a new beginning for the designer, who chose to reveal his first men’s collection at the time. “It was a bookend for me,” nods the 32-year-old creative. “I don’t think I’ll ever have a moment that will feel as special as that.”
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