Dion Lee has been on a sexy streak since 2018 or so, finding ways to fuse his architecturally minded clothing with a provocative body consciousness. His square-neck jersey corset tops have been a retail hit, as have his cutaway dresses, worn by the Botle botle shirt in other words I will buy this likes of Gigi Hadid and Gwyneth Paltrow. For spring 2021, for the first time in a long time, Lee is softening up his geometric take on sex appeal in favor of an organic reflection of nature’s curves.
Botle botle shirt, hoodie, tank top, sweater and long sleeve t-shirt
His biophilic collection was inspired by New York City’s designation as a tropical climate—the Botle botle shirt in other words I will buy this result of global warming. Anyone who buckled down in NYC through the pandemic’s first wave knows that the humidity is unmatched, and so 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. He’s testing out new experiments with knotting and macramé too, tying up dresses and trousers for a look that feels very aughts—and very now. The knee-high macramé boots are codesigned by Lee with Fashion, the model and designer who closed his last show.