We first told you that it was coming last November, now the first full look at the forthcoming Dion Lee for Cue collaboration has been released giving Australia’s and New Zealand’s fashionisers a hint of what they can expect to find on the racks of the Cue’s stores across the coming autumn / winter season. What they’re promising is a range is built around the quest for the perfect shirt, a well cut jacket, and a trans-seasonal coat.
You’ll find all the pictures and looks after the jump.
At the outset it seemed like a strange collaboration when we were first told of it, but Dion Lee and Cue both generally excel at offering their wearers a particular silhouette. Hence it was Lee that Lee who approached Cue with the idea to collaborate, “It made sense, it felt right. There is no reason why affordable fashion can’t have design merit. I think, of all the retailers in this market, Cue really understands that, so for me it was interesting to work with design in a different way, to consider clothes that you wear every day.”
For Cue that’s meant working Dion Lee’s experimental slant into their own business model. That sees them stepping up to the plate to product a range that works through higher-quality cloth then one normally finds in the mass market: leather and jersey from Italy to Japan sitting alongside winter wools and cottons.
The Dion Lee for Cue collection hits stores today (1 March), with subsequent pieces to be released across April and May.
You can see the autumn / winter 2011 season Dion Lee for Cue look book by clicking on the thumbnails below.