Since launching his eponymous label in 2008, celebrated Australian designer Dion Lee has been awarded a slew of prestigious industry accolades including the Qantas Spirit of Youth Award in Fashion Design, the L'Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival National Designer Award and the Prix de Marie Claire Award. In 2013 Lee was also selected as the Australian finalist for the International Woolmark Awards. In June 2013, Cue Clothing, an Australian retailer and wholesale company, acquired an undisclosed percentage in Lee’s label, following successful capsule collection collaboration in 2010.
An alumnus of the Sydney Institute of Technology, Lee showcased his first catwalk collection at the 2009 Rosemount Australian Fashion Week for Spring/Summer 2010. The structured, architectural designs immediately garnered industry attention and landed the young creative his first Vogue Australia cover in 2010. The designer launched Dion Lee Line II the year after, a diffusion line offering a more wearable version of his main collection. Both lines are stocked internationally in Browns, Joyce and David Jones and online at Net-a-Porter and Shopbop.
Debuting at London Fashion Week with an Autumn/Winter 2012 presentation, Lee made headlines for showcasing shoes created by hip-hop musician Kanye West, a collaboration that continued with Lee’s second presentation for Spring/Summer 2013. Lee has since designed costumes for the Sydney Dance Company and paired up with artist Mason Mulholland in producing his Dion Lee Line II Resort 2013 collection.