For an architecture enthusiast such as Yeohlee Teng, the recent publication of a book on the work of Horace Gifford, a pioneer of Fire Island modernist architecture, could not have been more aptly timed to resort. With Gifford in mind, Teng worked up a collection fit for “living a beach lifestyle.” She used summer fabrics, such as a dense white seersucker, on wide-leg pants and a sheath dress with a seemingly simple cut that belied its gusset seams. Color came in shibori silks and a vivid print that combined multiple geometric patterns on a jacket and shell. And since life is not always a beach, there were solid citifed silks, such as a skirt cut longer in the front than in the back and a matching cardigan jacket.

For an architecture enthusiast such as Yeohlee Teng, the recent publication of a book on the work of Horace Gifford, a pioneer of Fire Island modernist architecture, could not have been more aptly timed to resort. With Gifford in mind, Teng worked up a collection fit for “living a beach lifestyle.” She used summer fabrics, such as a dense white seersucker, on wide-leg pants and a sheath dress with a seemingly simple cut that belied its gusset seams. Color came in shibori silks and a vivid print that combined multiple geometric patterns on a jacket and shell. And since life is not always a beach, there were solid citifed silks, such as a skirt cut longer in the front than in the back and a matching cardigan jacket.

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