Inspired by her native Detroit, Ann Yee said she looked to the “spirit of the city as it moves toward transformation.” This was translated with an easy collection based on architecture, color-blocking and texture. There was a color-blocked shirt and matching skirt with exposed zipper details, and a perforated faux leather and tweed dress. But what really stood out were the lightweight open-knit motifs shown on everything from metallic zip-front cardigans to a slew of cropped tops.
Ann displayed a strong, eclectic, and trendy presentation. Anthony Bowles of Examiner.com had the chance to catch up with the designer, and she described this line as, "spirited...effortless...and authentic." A photographic print constructed exclusively with the Spring/Summer 2014 collection in mind was from family photographs by the designer's cousin and brother.
The walk through was even more enjoyable with some help from special musical band, Napoleon, who also hails from Detroit. All in all, Ann was able to capture the rough exterior of a broken city, by using muted color palettes of ivory, taupe, and grey, with hints of movement through rouge, periwinkle, mint, olive, and citron.