We've been predicting the return of Havaianas for quite some time. We know, we know. You never actually stopped wearing them, but remember in the early 2000s when you'd wear them with a denim miniskirt and polo T-shirt and that was your fashion vibe? Somewhere along the way they transitioned into commute shoes, beach shoes, weekend shoes. They never technically disappeared, but the way you wore them changed.
On the inclusion of the relaxed shoe choice, Dion Lee said "The Australian lifestyle has always been a strong source of inspiration for me. Working with Havaianas, we integrated such a quintessential Australian footwear style in with the overall collection. They are such an iconic Australian look, we loved being able to include them in our NYFW show.
As a designer, I am always exploring complexity and construction in my collections. Working this way means that the collection always needs to be balanced with simplicity. This season that simplicity was introduced via pairing some of the looks back with Havaianas thongs in classic black and white colourways."