Nature is the muse for Dion Lee’s ss21 drop. The breathable ready-to-wear collection, photographed in a warehouse in Brooklyn, draws inspiration from the environment and current climate change in NYC, which was prompted by New York’s recent reclassification as a subtropical climate zone due to global warming.
Australian designer Dion Lee founded his eponymous brand in 2009, and has been recognized for changing the modern landscape of the Australian fashion world. The ss21 collection holds on to the brand’s signature industrial, architecturally structured, body-positive cutout shapes, but has a much more earthy and fluid approach this season.
The collection consists primarily of monochromatic looks made up of a natural color palette of beiges, whites, and greens, complimented with bold black pieces. The star of the collection is undoubtedly the cut-out Modena leaf shape, fashioned as both a top and mini dress. The rest of the collection incorporates camo prints and knotted, mesh, tied together fabric which allows for a raw, natural feel to permeate throughout. Though nature takes the spotlight, the pieces in the collection also seek to accentuate the natural curves and shapes of the body form, either enveloping the body or hanging off loosely, seen through the range of fringed shorts, hip hugging skirts, reveal and conceal dresses and corsets, and see-through tops.
Equally sensual and organic, the unique collection is a breathe of fresh air and already has us longing for the warmth of spring and summer. Take a look at Dion Lee’s ss21 collection here and keep up with the brand via IG.