It was a beautiful, sunny day in New York, and yesterday during the Ann Yee Collection Spring 2013 presentation at the Standard East Village rooftop, we all felt like we were on top of the world surrounded by beauty, both natural and manmade.
The designer made a strong showing for Spring, with separates and dresses inspired by the violent beauty of the sea, taking cues in texture and color from sea ropes and nets after a storm. Many knit pieces adopted the natural color and texture of marled sea rope, while others continued the nautical stormy theme in navy, deep shell pink and seafoam green...
One of my personal favorites was a long, sleeveless and collared dress (pictured above) with a swirling sea rope print in bright purple, pink, green and gold, which fluttered beautifully when an afternoon breeze swept across the penthouse terrace.
The designer's signature knits and structured jackets played close to the body, while floaty, diaphanous separates, sometimes layered in panels created a memorable contrast to more tailored looks.
While I gave the designer (pictured above) a quick greeting to congratulate her on the Spring collection, a photographer pulled her away for a photo opp with her mom (awwww!). Meanwhile, we lingered on the terrace, admiring the clothing and taking in the view one last time, before descending into the frantic pace of city life below.