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Beyond the Bale : December 2016
Offering a modern wardrobe for the professional woman, the latest line of International Woolmark Prize alumni Dion Lee takes traditional tailoring of Merino wool to the next level. At 30 years of age, Dion Lee has established himself as the most critically lauded, and awarded, fashion innovator to emerge from Australia in recent times. Recently relocating to New York, the Australian fashion designer has released a 10-piece Merino wool tailoring line, SUIT, offering a modern wardrobe for the professional woman. AWI continues its relationship with the designer, supporting the development of this latest line by providing supply chain and sourcing assistance for production channels. Crafted from 100 per cent Australian Merino wool, the womenswear capsule collection comprises the architectural qualities for which Dion Lee’s brand is well known. Dion Lee conceived the collection in response to customer demand for a modern take on classic tailoring, with SUIT nodding to the traditions of menswear tailoring with hand finishes. The twice-yearly range manufactured in Italy is available now through Dion Lee stores and online, David Jones and net-a-porter.com and includes a sleeveless Merino wool tuxedo coat, fine ribbed turtleneck sweater and a peak- lapelled blazer that features a unique double- layered front – a twist on a classic garment. “The collection was formed on the principles of functional design, craftsmanship and luxury fabrications,” he explains. “In this DION LEE’S PRECISE TAILORING WITH WOOL SUIT UP way, we’re catering to someone that’s looking for something sharp and tailored and modern but that can also exist in a professional setting.” The collaboration is part of a longstanding relationship between AWI and Dion Lee, which reached new heights in 2013 with the designer’s participation as the Australian finalist in the International Woolmark Prize. Since then, Lee has continued to use wool in his seasonal collections in innovative ways. “AWI is proud to continue its association with Dion Lee, who is without doubt one of Australia’s most talented designers,” says AWI CEO Stuart McCullough. “Dion’s innovation in Merino wool through both treatment and design is truly inspirational; he is well deserving of his international success. The collection uses all of Merino wool’s natural benefits to its advantage, disregarding restrictions imposed by the four seasons and resulting in trans-seasonal, timeless pieces.” Wool, says Lee, is a natural choice for his ongoing collections, particularly the new SUIT line. “Working with the International Woolmark Prize brought more attention to the presence of wool, but for me it has always had a strong place,” he says. “The highest level of suiting is always Merino wool, whether in a twill or a crepe or otherwise, and a lot of my references come from menswear, and wanting to translate that level of classicism into women’s collections, so wool was the obvious choice.” MORE INFORMATION www.dionlee.com Designer Dion Lee. AWI supported Dion Lee's latest line, SUIT, constructed out of Australian Merino wool and putting Lee’s polished vision for womenswear to tailoring. “AWI is proud to continue its association with Dion Lee, who is without doubt one of Australia’s most talented designers. Dion’s innovation in Merino wool through both treatment and design is truly inspirational; he is well deserving of his international success.” AWI CEO Stuart McCullough 10 OFF FARM
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