If it wasn’t already a big enough year for one of our favourite designers, Dion Lee, he has walked away with the Australian Fashion Laureate – the highest accolade awarded by the Australian fashion industry.
At the gala dinner last night, the designer was back in Australia via New York City to accept the award, which is voted on by a panel of over 50 fashion professionals. It’s been a massive 18 months for the 32-year-old designer who is now based in NYC – he opened Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia earlier this year with a spectacular show at the Sydney Opera House after being named the ‘Mercedes-Benz Presents’ designer. And now, he’s even looking at opening his first retail store in the States as well.
Some of our other favourite labels and retailers also made the awards list on the night, with Zimmermann winning best Womenswear, Jac + Jack for best menswear, Harrolds winning best Retailer and activewear fave P.E Nation taking home the award for Emerging Talent.
View his latest collection at dionlee.com.