As always, Teng kept to her zero-waste mantra. This season, she included hand-painted scraps that she found around her office. The concept worked quite well when it was abstract, such as a top that had a wave illustrated on it with a pair of boyish silk satin pleated front, the perfect combination of polish and roughness. In other instances, the painting was meant to say something, in this case it was a comment on the current state of politics and the urge to vote. Pieces had “Vote” splashed onto them, like a monastic robe with a bib over the chest. Here, “vote” was written down the middle. As mass-produced, vote-minded merch is making waves throughout the industry, it is nice to see Teng take a more personal, thoughtful approach.
October 2, 2020
by Liana Satenstein