ann yee S15 inspiration 4

NEW YORK, Aug 15, 2014/ — For her Spring/Summer 2015 collection, Ann Yee was inspired by New York City’s erratic and unstable weather patterns, particularly that capricious time of year between late winter and early spring.

Mesmerized by the notion of an architectural storm and how these unpredictable elements affect an urban dweller, Yee brought functionality to the forefront of her design process. She focused on the need for each garment to be transitional and have purpose.

The juxtaposition of the urban landscape against the unpredictable forces of nature is demonstrated through malleable textures and clean lines.

Yee’s signature knits are paired with contrasting woven fabrics to create graphic elements and she continues to explore mixed media knitwear with new medium-weight textiles and stitches to add texture.

The collection reflects the romanticism of a stormy spring with a maritime palette of blues, pops of coral, coupled with neutrals of ivory, white, grey and black.