Dion Lee’s Inspiring Collection for Woolmark

He may have lost out to Belgian designer Christian Wiljnants for the International Woolmark Prize but there’s no question about it, Aussie designer Dion Lee did us so very proud with his stellar collection for Woolmark.

For the collection Dion stuck to his signature structural aesthetic, creating a beautiful range of garments including coats, skirts, jumpers and jackets. He was inspired by the work of Danish architect Jorn Utzon, the man who designed the Sydney Opera House, and the results can only be described as architectural works of art in themselves.

Dion incorporated his now famous spinal detailing (as seen on that jacket) on many of the garments, as well as fusing an Australian signature – the classic akubra hat – with a beautiful wool coat.

With Dion Lee very much in the spotlight on the world stage, we can’t wait to see what he comes up with next and we are so excited for this talented young Australian designer!

Check out Mr Lee’s amazing creations below as worn by Australia’s Next Top Model alumni Cassi Van Den Dungen.

Photographed by Steven Ward. 

Images: Vogue Australia


  • Reply anishano1 Wednesday 6th March, 2013 at 2:23 pm

    Some of these looks are super scary

  • Reply karenmedmunds Friday 1st March, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    Dion Lee really has captured what EVERYONE has to do today, and that is to have that “different”. It is extremely necessary to stand out in the crowd.
    There are literally thousands of people wanting to be successful designers but only a handful become world renown.
    Lee using both his signature spinal detail and incorporating typically Australian items such as the Akubra hat, has carve a niche for himself by being, not only undeniably extremely talented, but “different”.
    Well done to Dion Lee, a proud Australian designer.

  • ChloeArizona
    Reply ChloeArizona Friday 1st March, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    love these so much!

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Saturday 23rd February, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    Love the back cutting! Looks really impressive!

  • Reply sammak Wednesday 20th February, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    Back cutting seems gorgeous

  • Reply sayanything Wednesday 20th February, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    These would only have worked on somebody with such an amazing figure! Interesting photos

  • Reply dj23249 Wednesday 20th February, 2013 at 6:50 am

    Amazing pieces

  • Reply U_M Wednesday 20th February, 2013 at 1:40 am

    He’s pushed the boundaries -that is what art is all about! His designs have showcased what you can do with wool structurally to create a masterpiece. Consider me saving up for this collection!

  • Reply yslyenom Tuesday 19th February, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Interesting! Arty but I don’t think I can wear some of the pieces out.

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Tuesday 19th February, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    Unusual pieces, not a fan, really

  • violetflower61230
    Reply violetflower61230 Tuesday 19th February, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    I love the back on those jackets, they look more like art

  • Reply Ian Tuesday 19th February, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Wonder what it is like to wear looks very stiff

  • Reply ragdollbaby Tuesday 19th February, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    They’re like works of art! Amazing!

  • Reply amanda6393 Tuesday 19th February, 2013 at 1:20 pm

    Wow! Some really interesting geometric designs.

  • Reply vikki18 Tuesday 19th February, 2013 at 11:07 am

    nice collection

  • Reply Sparkles17 Tuesday 19th February, 2013 at 10:26 am

    Interesting pieces but most are not very wearable!

  • spunkx
    Reply spunkx Tuesday 19th February, 2013 at 10:14 am

    Some truly beautiful pieces here!

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