Aussie Dion Lee Slays New York Fashion Week With Fake Tattoos
Ink is in, baby.
Aussie designer Dion Lee just showed his Spring 2019 collection "Privacy" at New York Fashion Week -- and while all eyes were on the clothes, they were also noticing some very clever (and yes, temporary) tattoos as well.
We're not talking skulls and mermaids here -- we're talking the most delicate delights you ever did see.
Made to look like lacy fabric -- which Lee had used under his gorgeous tailored separates -- the tattoos were done to create the illusion that models and their clothes were inseparable.
The pretty ink was the work of makeup artist Erin Parsons, who used a duplicate of Lee's lace of choice for his lingerie pieces, and drew them on models' arms, decolletages and even on some legs.
In a first for the brand, 32-year-old Sydneysider Lee's latest collection includes underwear and handbags -- the designer saying that people had been asking for him to bring out a range of lingerie for some time.
Along with the bras, camisoles and pretend ink on show, most of the models wore footwear from Lee's collection, although some wore Havaiana thongs -- look, if that isn't down to earth Aussieness at work, we don't know what is.
"They were a grounding element for how delicate and how elevated some of the pieces were," he said to the Sydney Morning Herald about the thongs. It was nice to bring an ease to something that is quite precious. It's a nice high-low balance."