A 2010 Parsons graduate, Yeon Park developed her eye for pattern-making and texture working for Proenza Schouler, Thakoon and Donna Karan. She launched Yeon in 2013 and is now based on both sides of the Atlantic, with studios in TriBeCa and Saint-Germain-des-Prés.
After a recent visit to Kyoto, Japan, her photographs of the former imperial capital’s motifs — wooden flooring, worn stones in an onset (hot spring bath), the texture of tatamis — figured in her fall collection as herringbone jacquards or geometric lace. The influence of architect Tadao Ando could be felt in the minimal, modern shapes, most notably the geometric panels seen on a bustier, or the curve of a coat shoulder.
Fuzzy angora trim softened unlined coats and lush knit sweaters. The front of one coat mimicked the fur-panel detail seen elsewhere this season.