The Next Big Thing: Ann Yee Fall ’14-------
Everyone knows their Marcs from their Calvins. But as fashion month kicks into gear, we’ll be spotlighting the up-and-coming designers and indie brands whose names you’ll want to remember.
Label: Ann Yee
Need to know: “Modern nomad” inspirations are a dime a dozen in fashion, but Ann Yee put her own twist on the popular theme for Fall. The emerging designer, who is best known for her casual knitwear basics, worked with a predominantly neutral color palette ranging from shades of cement and charcoal gray to winter white—it was nicely offset by the deep violet lipstick worn by the models at yesterday’s presentation. While Yee has often featured original, custom prints in past seasons, here she decided to focus on mixing textures instead. Cozy, open-knit sweaters were shown with relaxed jogger pants, while a graphic jacquard bomber jacket came paired with a crisp, triple-collared shirt (a recurring signature for Yee) and a faux fur skirt. Faux fur was used as an accent throughout the lineup. It looked particularly cool on playful accessories including fuzzy hats and fingerless gloves. All in all, it made for an utterly comfortable, wearable collection.
She says: “This season was a story of textures, layering, and architectural lines.”
Where to find it: TenOverSix, Condor, and Joinery.