January 10, 2013 New York
In order to maintain the sustainability ethos and zero-waste manufacturing ethos associated with her label, Yeohlee said she designs backward. "I know my clients, so I create pieces that will allow them to build on their wardrobes," she said. "That just makes sense to me." A pencil skirt constructed out of two pieces of rectangular fabric may require a little thinking outside of the box, but a persimmon wool coat with intricate seaming would serve the Yeohlee customer well, as would a long "road warrior" vest with strong shoulders done in a recycled wool.