“My spring inspiration for this collection was site-specific; I have held many events here at the Jones Wood Garden,” said Yeohlee Teng after her show. Whatever her reasoning, it was easily the most peaceful show in New York’s otherwise overheated, overhyped blog fest.
Her garden theme was subtle, if sometimes nonexistent, but Teng is never very literal when it comes to her references. The first two looks were done in a softened geometric motif, what the designer called a “cellular” print. The dress version in silk georgette with a halter and back draping was stunning. What followed were looks that were sometimes too quiet, but things picked up again with a creative ikat group. The standout here was a coat in an ikat-into-tweed pattern paired with a matching skirt and simple white shirt.