Yuna Yang’s fall 2013 presentation included a decisive mix of well thought out, well constructed pieces and those that seemed otherwise lacking. From too-exagerated ruffles to too-loose sleeves on a white lace dress, it was difficult to know the direction the designer was trying to go in. Was there a mind to play with recent trends and volume? Was there an intention to deliver tailored pieces that speak to the sensibility of chic-minded consumers who enjoy innovative draping? Yuna Yang did both.
If you find yourself shopping Yang’s collection, you’ll likely fall in love with the Grecian feel of look number 12; its universally flattering shade of blue and draped asymmetrical hem feel modern, despite the use of the (drape) technique American sportswear as come to embrace with aplomb. Likewise, I fell head over heels for the emerald green, v-neck frock whose texture and sleeve shape brought together old-Hollywood glamour and zeitgeist appeal.
But for each high there was also a low and look 15’s coral, A-line coat with ruffle closure left me feeling disappointed and deflated, as did the blue lace overload of look 14.