[Image via Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week]
Yeohlee believes design to be a universal concept, one that comes from servicing a function. Perhaps this is why she chose a garden, a universal symbol, as the source of her inspiration. The show’s setting, Jones Wood, a charming deep-set garden, also served as the pure inspiration for this season’s collection.
Drawing on the intricate “balance between geometry and nature,” Yeohlee used fabric and construction as the foundation for her collection. White wash metallic cotton appeared wholesome and innocent . Gorgeous filigree gold cotton canvas material was cut into a circle yoke dress, a cylinder collar coat and crescent shorts/skirts. Very thin raincoats emulated the delicate exterior of the presentation. Event prints like “flame of the forest” and “checkerboard” felt refined. In essence, gardening is an act of harmony between nature and man. Likewise, Yeohlee’s play between fluidity and construction mimics this concept to create harmony in design.