At 30 years of age, Dion Lee has established himself as the most critically lauded, and awarded, fashion innovator to emerge from Australia in recent times. Lee debuted at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia in 2009 after graduating from Sydney Institute of Technology the prior year. Lee was the first designer to stage a runway presentation at the Sydney Opera House in 2010. The morning presentation captured the optimism and youthful spirit of the Australian brand and was followed with international acclaim and commercial support from retailers in Australia and abroad. The focus shifted to the international market in February 2012 with a move to the London Fashion Week schedule. Presentations in London were met with a phenomenally positive response extending the brand’s exposure and distribution. In September 2012, Lee showed at London Fashion Week for the second time, elevating the brand with a breakthrough runway presentation and in February 2013, Lee participated in the International Woolmark Prize as the Australian Finalist and also presented at London Fashion Week. February 2016 marked the brand’s sixth season at New York Fashion Week, showcasing its Fall 2016 collection. New York has become a secondary base for the brand, showing regularly on the seasonal schedule.