Liam Dillon was born and raised on the rich agricultural soil of a west Gippsland dairy farm. After high school he moved to Melbourne to study Fine Art (Painting) at VCA. While he enjoyed the long hours in the studio and the practical side of painting, it was not quite right. At the age of 21 he moved to London and worked in a café where he made a friend who was studying to become a cordwainer. He was inspired by the ancient skills and techniques used in shoemaking that his friend spoke about. After moving back to Melbourne, he enrolled into Custom Made Footwear at RMIT to learn more about a material he had always had a fascination for; leather.

While studying he developed a passion for shoemaking and after the course’s completion, he set up his own studio where he worked towards starting his own shoe brand. He got a job working with Parigina Shoes, a family owned business established in the 60’s that make formal men’s footwear. While working here his own practice evolved from footwear to leather accessories, enjoying the greater design possibilities of these products. After years of working away in his own studio developing a range of products, Liam Dillon Design was born.

100% vegetable tanned Kangaroo leather Magnetised closing function Hidden side seams for a minimal aesthetic Measurements: 100mm x...
100% vegetable tanned Kangaroo leather Magnetised closing function Hidden side seams for a minimal aesthetic Measurements: 155mm x...
Secure your keys with our Waa key strap. Featuring a buttonhole stud to easily insert or remove your...
$130.00
Made from vegetable-tanned cowhide All the leather used for the Waa belts are reclaimed off-cuts from Australian belt...
$110.00
The perfect companion to the Jil Pouch, the Waa Strap is also the ideal accessory to carry your...
$90.00
100% vegetable tanned Kangaroo leather Ykk metal zip closure Available in four sizes 12cm zip, 15cm zip, 18cm...
$380.00
100% vegetable tanned Kangaroo leather Magnetised closing function Hidden side seams for a minimal aesthetic Measurements: 240mm x...
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