Dion Lee, where do we begin? 2010 has been a great year for the star of the Australian fashion industry. Building on his breakthrough collection in '09, Dion impressed our pants off us this year with his RAFW show at the Sydney Opera House. Intricate detailing, masterly knife pleats and clever custom prints made this the stand out show of the S/S 2010 season. Others took notice too, and his unique designs won him a Qantas Spirit of Youth award, as well as LMFF Designer award. Over achiever much?
A favourite of fashionistas and celebrities alike, we saw his modern aesthetic ALOT on Comeback Queen Lara Bingle, who rocked his sleek but stunning designs at the ARIAs, the GQ Awards and the Love and Other Drugs premiere. To add fuel to his burning success, Dion was picked up by international über e-retailer Net-a-Porter, giving serious global exposure to this home grown label. Now if that's not a resounding endorsement of his talents — we don't know what is! Which is exactly why we're awarding Dion Lee our 2010 Best Aussie Designer award.