YEOHLEE

  1. Capturing public space as NYFW runway on 29th Street by the ACE, Breslin and YEOHLEE Boutique and Studio.

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  3. Inspiration: Counting, Zero Waste and Burtynsky.

    We all count. How many looks, how much time, how much? Fall 2009 for YEOHLEE begins with zero waste and traverses from 3 triangles out of 6, to 7 squares and 1 rectangle. Drawing on the principle of economy in design, fabric and execution, Yeohlee has created a collection with zero waste. Every inch of the fabric is used; not one scrap of material is wasted. Crafted from the most utilitarian of fabrics, the worker group propels the suit into fresh territory, equipping the worker with a modular and functional versatility, a necessity in todays environment. The shapes and mood of the collection have an affinity to the industrial landscape photographs of Edward Burtynsky. The inverted cubed architecture of his quarries resonate with Yeohlees signature geometries. In the mines, gritty piles of coal pile up in the form of a triangle—a shape, which in Yeohlees work, cascades down the back in an avalanche (look 3). Planes pour over the body like molten metal (looks 16, 17 and 18) or envelop the figure in smoldering clouds of silk. Triangles, rectangles and squares morph into complex forms on the body (look 21, the Vorlon) or shelter the body in sheets of furry alpaca (look 12, the Yeti). Pared down and bare bones, the collection has a sense of purpose that resonates with primal efficiency.

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  4. THE SHAPE OF SOUND

    Like clothing, sound surrounds us. Frequently inspired by the built environment in her design process, Yeohlee takes it into the invisible sonic dimension for Spring 2010.

    The inspiration began with tropical birds and their colorful plumage, evolved into the construction of their nests, which then led to bird calls and birdsongs.

    Sound is envisioned as waves that rustle over the bodice of Look 13 – in a stripe embroidery fabric suggestive of a musical score – and cascade down the front & back in Look 8. Interlocking sound wave patterns weave a jersey nest around the shoulders in Look 19.

    The repetition of these geometric elements creates a resounding rhythm of shapes, fabricated in materials with acoustic textures. Waves are constructed in a white bubble cotton that pops, Looks 1, 2 & 7; when cut and woven in a metallic brass matelassé, they expose the fabric’s soft, white cotton interior, linking the contrasting surfaces in melodic duality, Looks 18 & 20.

    There is a burst of color in the cacophony of ruffles and dancing dots of the bird dress, Look 9. Crisp cottons play in vivid hues of fuchsia, green, and buttercup. Musical notes crescendo in bold waves & bars in Look 21 —a complex composition of form, texture, and movement.

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YEOHLEE

YEOHLEE

Yeohlee Teng moved to New York from Malaysia to study fashion at the Parsons School of Design. She has worked primarily in New York City and established her own house, YEOHLEE inc in 1981. Yeohlee believes that “clothes have magic.” She dresses the “urban…


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Yeohlee Teng moved to New York from Malaysia to study fashion at the Parsons School of Design. She has worked primarily in New York City and established her own house, YEOHLEE inc in 1981. Yeohlee believes that “clothes have magic.” She dresses the “urban nomad”, a term she coined for her Fall 1997 collection, defining a lifestyle that requires clothing that works on a variety of practical and psychological levels. She is a master of design management and believes in the efficiency of year-round, seasonless clothes. Yeohlee’s designs have earned a permanent place in the Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where the late Richard Martin, then Chief Curator, called her “one of the most ingenious makers of clothing today.”

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