Yeohlee Teng has been a mainstay in the New York fashion scene for quite some time now, and in all those years, she’s carved out her own identity as a sustainable designer. Before the notion became mainstream in today’s “woke” culture, she, along with the likes of Stella McCartney, had been advocating for sustainable practices in producing the latest fashions. She continues this crusade for her Fall 2019 collection, of which she proudly notes, are made up of old and recycles fabrics. Materials she used to create evening wear in the 1990s were cut into sleek and modern daywear—garments that are sure to be worn more than once in a woman’s lifetime. Other materials, such as the blinding neon yellow cotton, made for eye-catching slim-cut pants and overskirts. Design-wise, there wasn’t necessarily groundbreaking in this offering, but these are the kind of clothes women want and wear in their everyday lives. And for Yeohlee Teng, this is a better goal to achieve than creating something revolutionary.
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