Yeohlee Teng imagined her resort collection for a trio of creative women: painters Agnes Martin and Georgia O’Keeffe and author Carson McCullers. “I thought about Martin for her art, McCullers for her writing and O’Keeffe for her personal style. If only I had the luxury of dressing those three women,” Teng said. “But that’s just a little romance around the collection to tell the story. Beyond that, it’s really clothes for us,” the ever-practical designer added.
Teng’s tight lineup offered plenty of versatile looks, such as a reversible, geometric-printed blazer and a long black trench that could also be worn as a dress. Cut in oversize proportions, her boyish Bermuda shorts and oversize cotton shirtdresses conveyed an easygoing attitude. She also offered a few summer suits, including a navy jacket and skirt set embroidered with a metallic “Triscuit” pattern (named for its resemblance to the Nabisco cracker). A relaxed navy-and-blue tuxedo featured a side-striped pant and a billowing suit jacket that hit below the hip, rendered in Teng’s signature, machine-washable microfiber. Simple, elegant, a touch masculine, it was the kind of thing O’Keeffe might wear.