New York Fashion Week Spring ’13: Ann Yee’s Journey Into The Sea

September 12, 2012 • Fashion Blog, Fashion Shows, New York Fashion Week Spring '13

Summary: When Ann Yee‘s studio caught fire, it managed to destroy all of her archives and workplace. At a professional bottom, the young designer sought refuge in the Pacific Northwest. It is here that Yee found new inspiration. Watching the waves, Yee was fascinated with the water’s movements, and its ability to control its surroundings.  The designer “became transfixed in how the sea goes from violent during harsh weather only to emerge changed, and even more striking when the storm is over.” Yee captured this tempestuous climate within this season’s signature print.

Yee also infused classic aquatic colors into her pieces: sea foam green accents a classic grey-toned suit,and pops of coral can be spotted in an abstract-print sweater dress. Yee translated her nautical visions into modern wardrobe essentials, with an underlying theme of rebirth and new life – perfectly refreshing for the spring. Thus, with a stunning view of downtown Manhattan has her backdrop, Ann Yee displayed her revitalizing collection for all of New York Fashion Week to see.

I had the opportunity to meet the designer and she told me her own personal favorite in this collection is the Kemi Intarsia sweater tank dress, its bold hues and abstract color-blocked design makes the perfect addition in anyone’s closet!

Colors: Seafoam, jade, navy blue, grey , and taupe.

Fabrics & Textures: Crochet layering sweaters, chiffon, soft silks, and knit basics.

Key Looks: Kiel inset slub blazer, timor gathered slub short; Kura applique structured slub dress; Tava sheer printed button-up, kino tiered shorts.

– Laurie Espino

 Photos: wwd.com
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