The Clothes: Cool, Pacific Northwest-inspired colors in greens: Seafoam, jade, teal, spearmint, to brights in melon and citrus. The collection was composed of sheer mesh dresses, quirky and original sea rope prints that came in triple collared blouses and short skirts, mixed material blazers with mesh panels, and sexy burnout sheaths. One might venture to say that presentation was as refreshing as the sea breeze Yee was inspired by (hehe). We were infatuated with a pleated two-toned cream dress that molded perfectly with the model’s thin frame. It felt very new. Our favorite outfit had to be the one British socialite and special guest model Tolula Adeyemi sported: A thin, sheer sea rope blouse paired together with a pleated mint short. Easy, effortless and edgy. The designer told us the print was from a photo she took with her iPhone that she had digitally enhanced. The trip to the Northwest, she says, was taken after a tragedy burned down her Manhattan studio filled with everything she had owned. Hence, resurrection was the theme of the entire collection seen through the strong effervescence in the apparel.
The Hair and Makeup: Think Geisha mermaid. The eyes were bold where the lids were in orange and red. The hair was slicked back, wet, with an intricate braid that resembled the necklaces some of the models sported.
The Vibe: Relaxed morning on top of a roof overseeing the city. A couple of editors here and there–lots of photographers.
The Front Row: VIP included Tolula Adeyemi who was featured in the show, India de Beaufort, Kaitlyn Jenkins
Celebrities We’d Most Like To See Wearing this Collection: Hailee Steinfeld, Kate Bosworth, Emma Stone, Elle Fanning
WTF Moment: One model decided she was too cold, too sick, and too over the entire show to pose for any more photos. She decided to leave early while the other models stayed put and uh, did their job.
What the Designer Said: “A friend took me to an old crate of sea ropes and nets and I was drawn to that. I started taking photos with my iPhone, the colors were just beautiful! I thought that it’d make a great print. I blew up the photo into a digital print and that became the heart of the collection.”
Photos: Stephen Wilson