October 17, 2012
“The magic of mathematics” is Yeohlee Teng’s inspiration for her Fall 2012 collection. With great regard for geometry and the human form Yeohlee sets about cloaking and draping the body in circles, triangles and squares. Yeohlee’s choice of fabrics leads off with an acid green felted wool coat (A) with selvedge edged construction as a measure of conservation and a nod to zero waste, themes that have permeated her work from the beginning. In contrast, a grey marbleized cotton knit jacket (B) hangs next to the coat, followed by a laser cut black gabardine dress (C), washable by hand. Next to it is a purple silk faille shirt that can double as a jacket (D). The selection of material expands on the simulated runway in type, texture, weight, content and color with patterns and prints as highlights. Sharp edged geometry is softened by the weight of jerseys and sculptural when constructed with materials such as felt, faille and gazar. Look 6 and installations J and L are constructed with same size circles and inspired by the Venn Diagram, the image on Yeohlee’s invitation.