Last Tuesday night during MBFWA I attended the Dion Lee Show at the Sydney Opera House. Guests were treated to the unveiling and visual delight of Dion's new collection during an intimate and romantic candlelit dinner. Just before the chocolate soufflé desserts arrived, the room quietened, live music started and for the first time in my life I experienced just how magnificent the Sydney Opera House is with music playing within its iconic Australian walls.
For me, there's designers, then visionaries, then Dion Lee. A cut above the rest, Dion has continuted to carve an incredibly successful path with his innovative and unique designs, with each collection being as cohesive the next yet accompanied with a fresh and engaging perspective. This dress is from his new collection and as soon as I tried it on it immediately felt like a second skin, with its soft leather detail falling in all the right places to form what looked like white fins down my back and a fluted tail along the hemline. I'm not even going to attempt to explain just how obsessed with it I am.
I'm yet to come across anyone who's rivalled Dion Lee and after this spectacular show it's quite clear why he's number one, with his careful attention to detail transcending beyond his clothes and into every aspect of this flawless production. A perfect night where the clothes were even more mouth-watering than the food.
Photos by Shannon Thomas, Vogue.com.au and me