It's always a pleasure working with Dee. Not only does she love what she does, she wants the people she works/collaborates with, to love what they do as well. She brings enthusiasm, passion and creativity to the table. As a fashion designer, having the luxury of working with her beautiful hand dyed fabrics has been beneficial.
I would not be where I am had I not met her. She inspires and lifts your spirits. Dee wants to see everyone reach their potential. If she can help you with that, she will. Never thinking of just herself, she doesn't hesitate to reach out when an opportunity arises. She has included my designs (made with her silks) in numerous fashion shoots and I have met many people in my field because Dee introduced me and got me involved in projects. By doing this, she helped expand my horizons and opened doors that may have otherwise never been opened.
Us meeting was kismet. We were recommended to each other by different people and the timing couldn't have been better. I was looking for unique fabric and she needed a fashion designer. Since that first meet she has supplied me with some of the most beautiful hand dyed /printed fabrics I have ever worked with, thus elevating my designs. One particular example is a red dress I made in 2016 for the Heart and Stroke Foundations Red Dress Heart Truth Gala. She hand dyed roses on about four metres of fabric. It took her days to get them to her level of perfect and the result was phenomenal. I received a multitude of compliments and my dress was next level because of her hard work. Another great example of how Dee has helped me move forward with my business is a fantastic motif she created for me with my style in mind. It was perfect! I showed the garments featuring the motif in a fashion show and received amazing feedback and lots of requests. These garments would not have had the same look had it not been for Dee's thoughtful creativity.
I always look forward to new projects with Dee and to see what beautiful fabric I will have to work with. I encourage anyone who has the opportunity to work with her, to do so. It would be beneficial to both parties and her personality is an amazing bonus to her talents. What you see is what you get: talent, passion, dedication, enthusiasm, positivity, professionalism, a great sense of humour and most of all, support. She is truly one of a kind and I am lucky to have met her.
We first had the opportunity to work with Dee Wilkie during Atlantic Fashion Week in the fall of 2015 and since then have had several opportunities to collaborate with her further as she develops her artistic voice and vision. A skilled surface designer, Dee has created a line of incredible silk fabrics that have been the creative inspiration for a variety of imaginative and adventuresome projects. Always willing to try something new, Dee’s enthusiasm is truly infectious, infusing those around her with an energy that has lead to some ingenious and magical collaborations. Aside from her clear talent as a designer, it is Dee’s passion, her personality and her dedication to her craft that is sure to lead her to great success as her career develops. We absolutely love working with Dee and will take every opportunity to collaborate with her in future!
- Katie (model and dancer), Andrea (mom)