I resisted the urge to go up and touch the models at Ann Yee‘s presentation on Wednesday morning, so soft and luxe did those slouchy knits look.
The young designer, who got her start in knitwear, hasn’t strayed much as her line has expanded. Her dresses, skirts and tops were made from knits like wool and cashmere. (Though, she did, for the first time, incorporate faux fur). “Fall is my favorite season,” she admits.
Yee says she was inspired by the “modern nomad,” a non-conformist urbanite ready to go at a moment’s notice. Thus, the collection was utterly versatile and wearable: “cozy things that are super comfortable and super versatile,” as she put it, done in a neutral color palette.
While Yee says her signature is the triple collar, which looked nice layered underneath tops, she tells us sweaters have always been what sell the best (probably another reason she looks forward to fall), and that’s what we gravitated towards. She’s sure to sell more than a few of the cozy chunky pieces, ribbed cable knits, deep green houndstooth sweaters and open-knit crochet numbers. Yee likes doing what she calls “novelty stitches” and mixing fabrications, making these the perfect items for someone who has a hard time wearing anything but sweaters in the winter (myself included), but wants to venture a little bit beyond the basics.