Dion Lee explored athletic and military influences for pre-fall with a lineup heavy on knits and outerwear. During a walk-through in his SoHo digs, Lee also noted the collection’s use of velvet, chenille, shearling, felted wool, bouclé and satin. “It was about mixing these grungier textures with fabrics that felt more polished,” he said.
Coats, introduced last year during pre-fall, were a highlight once again — particularly Lee’s puffy velvet bombers and shaggy suede and shearling aviator styles in burgundy and baby blue, which toughened up a series of pleated silk and satin dresses. Baggy track pants — one pair with royal blue side stripes — winked at current street and ath-leisure trends, pairing well with a dramatic sleeveless cape coat with an elongated back hem. The collection, rounded out with shearling-trimmed ankle booties and slides, brimmed with uniforms for cool girls.