While selling well on the Internet, Dion has also hit the high street, collaborating with respected Australian retailer Cue. Taking an academic approach to the research and realisation of his work, Dion is constantly intrigued by the ideas of balance and contrast, particularly as they appear in chemistry, physiology and the creative arts. The result is clothing design that takes a near-scientific mindfulness of the body. Cutaways reveal shoulder blades or ribs and floating panels of silk chiffon offer a dramatic range of movement.
With a focus on combining innovation in cut, construction and fabrics, each collection comes with style developments that create an exclusive signature for the brand, which continues to evolve, season on season. Dion’s intricacy of vision is complemented by his exceptional talent for pattern-making and hands-on approach to collection development. He has already won Australia’s most prestigious fashion awards, including the Qantas SOYA Award, the Prix de Marie Claire Emerging Designer Award and the L’Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival Designer Award. In July 2012, Dion won the International Woolmark Prize for the Australian region.