Yeohlee Teng and Lucy Jones Talk About Inclusive Design

Independent designers Yeohlee Teng and Lucy Jones shared their views on fashion during a Tuesday afternoon talk at the Museum of Modern Art.
Functional, seasonless design is the bedrock of what they do but each approaches it from a different perspective. During the discussion, MoMA curatorial assistant Michelle Fisher asked both designers how they approach the ideal body, which by fashion standards is an ultra thin one. Teng said, “There is no ideal body. I think we all have ideal bodies as far as I’m concerned. I really think about the body’s movement. For me, it is [a matter of] what are you going to do in whatever I am making and how many of those functions can you perform in one item?”
Jones shared her own trajectory, “When I was in Parsons, I was getting disheartened by fashion in general. I felt it was just such a conveyer belt, people were mean…I didn’t know if it fit my personality. I was close to leaving school at one point.”
Then faced with a change-the-world-with-design assignment from a professor, she reconsidered her place in fashion after a phone call with a younger relative with cerebral palsy. After learning that he has never been able to

Follow WWD on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook.

Read More…
Source: Women’s Wear Daily
Yeohlee Teng and Lucy Jones Talk About Inclusive Design

Yeohlee Teng and Lucy Jones Talk About Inclusive Design

#fashion

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published / Required fields are marked *