YEOHLEE

Friday, March 16, 2018 // FEATURED DESIGNER

“Inspired by samurais, ninjas, concubines, and amahs in an inside out, upside down world, the Fall 2018 collection is built around nine materials ranging from heavy satin to sueded glossy wool melton. Slim pocket denim pants fit the urban nomad while a double-faced wool hoodie worn over a pantsuit takes The World of Suzie Wong into the boardroom.”

FOUNDER/DESIGNER: Yeohlee Teng
LIVES: New York, New York
LABEL: YEOHLEE
SOLD: Online and at the flagship
boutique in New York City
WEBSITE: yeohlee.com
GET SOCIAL: @yeohleeinc

BACKGROUND: Yeohlee Teng left her home country of Malaysia in the 1970s to study fashion at the Parsons School of Design. By 1981, she had founded her own house in New York City.  With a thoughtful focus on material, Yeohlee believes that design comes from serving a function and is refined through time and process. The celebrated designer’s reputation as an ingenious contemporary clothing maker has earned her a permanent place in the Costume Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art,  as well as invitations to participate in numerous exhibitions internationally. In 2004, she received the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award for Fashion.