Inspired by unlikely subjects, Lislie Yeung found inspiration for her Spring Summer 2011 debut collection from a CNN report on an albino dolphin.
Intrigued by the captivating and ethereal qualities of albino's external characteristics, Yeung challenged herself to translate those striking qualities that trigger such emotional reactions into her collection.
Through research and interviews with individuals affected by albinism, Yeung created a set of descriptive vocabulary that would be used to determine the materials, finishes, details and style lines for each style as well as the overall mood of the collection.
With a beautiful palette of soft whites, creams, blush and gradient effects, Yeung combines techniques developed during her Masters at Cordwainers College, such as sanded EVA strips inserted between the upper and lining, her double sling detail and customized hardware to create functionally practical shoes that are delightfully out of the ordinary and covetable.
Having received her BA womenswear degree from Parsons School of Design, Yeung's introduce fabrics such as French Chantilly lace and power mesh and exotics skins such as python, stingray and ostrich leg with Italian sourced leather.
Yeung aims to instill more hand crafted elements into each collection as the shoes do not aim to satisfy women's stylistic impulses, instead, they seek to add timeless value to their wardrobe.