Restrained elegance with sophisticated sex appeal: That summed up Dion Lee’s fall lineup, which started with a series of creamy winter whites — seen in sheer silk blouses, ribbed knits and fluid skirts — and then progressed into a palette of teal, black and inky blue cocktail numbers and tailored separates, many featuring “sliced” cutout effects and laser-cut leather overlays.
The press notes cited words like “silence,” “noise,” “puncture” and “reduce.” Lee explained backstage: “I was looking at evening silhouettes, but in a way that felt approachable and relevant to the way women approach evening these days — very casually. It’s something that you don’t want to fuss about.”
Bomber jackets in satin and leather, as well as a boyish teal mohair coat, added a tougher edge to the looks, and Lee also made a strong case for another type of outerwear: the quilted down jacket. Why not throw a satin puffer over an evening gown?