Home' Scoop : Scoop 52 Winter 2010 Contents DION AMITE
Let's hope your partner isn't the jealous type, because
you're going to fall madly in love with Dion Lee, and not just
because he's a wee bit handsome. At just 24, Dion has taken
out the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Designer Award,
leaving the rest of us to wonder exactly what the hell we've
been doing with our lives.
He fought off some fierce competition -- names like Gary
Bigeni and Therese Rawsthorne were battling it out for the
$10,000 prize presented by Woolmark, which includes a trip
to Pitti Filati fashion fair in Florence, or the Premiere Vision
trade event in Paris with introductions to the Australian Wool
Innovation's global supply network, perfect for Dion, a wool
fanatic. "Wool is a pleasure to work with," he says. "There
is no better fibre to tailor with. From a design perspective,
wool allows you to build sculptural shapes whilst molding
beautifully against the body. Garments made with wool
become classic pieces that stand the test of time."
His gorgeous, tailored silhouettes (right) are bound to
become new classics -- it's architectural design sans the
bulk, and all without reverting to the samey "futuristic"
styles we've seen from the big design houses. Sigh. What
a dreamboat. Snatch up some Dion Lee before you're too
late -- he's stocked at Dilettante, 575 Wellington St, Perth.
(08) 9322 2717 dionlee.com.
CENTRE STAGE: Alister Yiap
erth designer Alister Yiap is getting robotic
with the release of his latest collection,
amina. Using CAD (Computer Assisted
Design) Alister has been able to bring
is complex, Escher-like designs to life.
hese pendants and earrings are available
n brass-infused stainless steel and acrylic
hotopolymer, from a reasonable $30 to
150. Lamina is available at FORM, 357
Murray St, Perth, (08) 9226 2161, or see
ackbenimble.com.au for more.
Jewellery junkies -- Behind The
Monkey have knocked it up a notch:
along with their killer selection
of shiny things (like baubles from
Alister Yiap over there), they've also
started to stock a great selection of
garments. Layers ahoy! Check it out
at 479 Beaufort St, Highgate.
Tel: +61 (8) 9242 1155 email@example.com
Shop 2/162 Oxford St LEEDERVILLE WA 6007
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