Toying with reflective light and transparency are constant touchstones for Dion Lee. This season he honed in on glass textures, creating “crystal crochet,” a fabric made from clear glass beads that accented the trims of minidresses, skirts and tops. Sheer elements also came into play on a series of looks featuring subtle, peekaboo embroidery that revealed hints of skin beneath, while other silhouettes featured zippered, folded hemlines for a “peeled-away” effect.
It wouldn’t be a Dion Lee collection without a sexy little dress, and his resort lineup included several, among them a group featuring elaborate corsetry and high slits. He also reimagined an elegant silk slipdress with cutout, “suspended” straps and a wrapped, layered bodice. On the other end of the spectrum, his daywear included boyish denim, backless ribbed sweaters and easy, off-the-shoulder cotton shirting.