DION LEE SPRING 2021 RTW COLLECTION
Dion Lee's biophilic collection was inspired by New York City’s designation as a tropical climate—the result of global warming.
October 27, 2020
For Spring 2021, Dion Lee softened up his geometric take on sex appeal in favor of an organic reflection of nature’s curves.
In a Bushwick warehouse, Lee and friends set up a veritable greenhouse filled with his green, leafy clothing. The most literal homage to flora is a molded leather top inspired by a Monstera leaf. Testing out new experiments with knotting and macramé, Lee tied up dresses and trousers. The knee-high macramé boots are codesigned by Lee with Fashion, the model and designer who closed his last show.
Elsewhere he developed an ikat camouflage print that feels a little heavy compared with other pieces that cling and wrap around the body. Lee’s at his best when he leans into the more provocative parts of his oeuvre.