Yeohlee Teng design from Fall 2009 collection

Yeohlee Teng design from Fall 2009 collection

Yeohlee Teng design from Spring 2007 collection

Yeohlee Teng design from Spring 2007 collection

I attended  a talk by fashion designer Yeohlee Teng last night, and I’m dying to see the exhibition of her work at the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas.  She spoke of the relationship between her clothing designs and architecture and between the locally-grown food movement and locally-made clothing.  She also talked about the economy of fabric, creating “zero waste” garments.

I’m taken with her ideas about space and our clothing — the space between our bodies and our garments and the relationship between our clothing and the architecture that surrounds us.  She has an independent business rather than being part of a large fashion house.  She mentioned that this arrangement allows her to explore the idea that a cube can be a skirt — and a skirt can be a cube — and that’s lovely.

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