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Dion Lee, Mansur Gavriel, Prabal Gurung | Hadid Siblings Sharing the Runway, and Other Things You Don’t Want to Miss

Dion Lee

Australian designer Dion Lee brought business and pleasure, together during his Spring/Summer 2019 presentation. Lee debuted his collection, inspired by privacy, that fused pieces of lingerie with overclothes for the everyday professional.

The collection consisted of lingerie pieces mixed with tailored apparel to bring a sexy take on “business casual.” Each piece was designed to display the intricate undergarments while creating a sophisticated look with structured jackets, tops and bottoms.

The hybrid of sheer blouses and lace trimmed bras with half-bottoms and pleated skirts allowed Lee to experiment with delicate materials while staying true to his devotion to construction. The collection included interesting details like hooks that suspended the tops and bottom halves of pinstriped jumpsuits as well as half-blazers and half-skirts.The neutral shades of beige, black and white allowed a fluidity to be maintained throughout each ensemble.

Mansur Gavriel

Floriana Gavriel and Rachel Mansur created a beautiful collection of garments for their Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear presentation to add a luxurious and feminine touch to everyone’s fall wardrobe.

The designer duo showcased staple fall pieces made from quality fabrics, and dreamy dresses with pops of colour to remind us of spring. Each look was clean and cohesive–qualities that the brand is devoted to in each collection– and accessorized with a matching, signature handbag.

Mansur Gavriel’s collection is inspired by the brand’s signature minimalism with features of warmth to accommodate the upcoming chilly season, using luxury materials such as cashmere, camel hair and alpaca silk. The runway included oversized, wool sweaters, long shearling and cashmere coats paired with sparkling booties and open-toe heels.

The collection displayed a variety of fall colours from neutral beiges, greys and whites to deep greens and navy blues contrasted with pastel pinks, baby blues and mustard yellows, reminiscent of sunnier days. The colour range was complementary to the setting of white clothed, round tables filled with guest and  surrounded by Ladurée macaron towers in the confectioner’s signature pastel colours.

Prabal Gurung

Nepalese-American designer Prabal Gurung brought all the colours of the rainbow to New York for his Spring RTW 2019 show. The presentation was packed as the designer showcased his latest womenswear collection, displayed looks from Atelier Gurung and debuted his much anticipated menswear line— while adding a powerful message.

The designer expressed that this collection was inspired by his childhood in Nepal. The vibrant, neon colours and embroidered pieces were all touches from back home. The runway was filled with flowing dresses, wrap skirts, colorblock windbreakers and mixed textures like shiny, soft fabrics with feather trimming.

Gurung’s menswear line came about thanks to a poem by his dear friend, Cleo Wade. The poem spoke about the importance of inclusivity and breaking down traditional genders and gender roles. The line borrowed many features from his womenswear to visually represent Gurung. The pieces included traditional garments like blazers and collared jackets with bold twists of combining solid-colours and prints. The line included unconventional details such as belt-tie blazers and chest-baring tops, that could be worn and enjoyed by all sexes.

By Lindsay Selliah
Cover photo: Imaxtree