Last night Dion Lee opened MBFWA with a bang at the Opera House – but thankfully not any thunder, considering the clouds looming over the outdoor runway.

And although you’ve probably seen your fair share of Insta-shares of the dramatic show, you may not have seen the up close and personal design details that gave the Aussie mainstay a jumpstart on everyone else for the rest of the week. And with Dion Lee, it really is all in the details.

Here’s our rundown of the important takeaways from the Australiana-themed show that featured RM Williams, Akubras, and some pretty questionable thong-croc hybrids. [Photos by Bianca O’Neill].

-Photos and words by Bianca O’Neill / Instagram, Twitter.

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