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YEOHLEE Walks the Walk

Yeohlee Teng

MAS Board Member and renowned fashion designer Yeohlee Teng celebrated the opening of her flagship store in the Garment District last night. The storefront, in the same building as YEOHLEE headquarters, is the first designer retail store in the District, and reflects Teng’s commitment to the neighborhood. As General Secretary of the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), Teng has been an active leader in the campaign to keep fashion manufacturing in New York City’s Garment District, an advocacy effort MAS strongly supports.

MAS President Vin Cipolla commended Teng’s work. “We are proud to be working with Yeohlee on programming and research that supports increased investment in the area. With the opening of her store, Yeohlee is putting a spotlight on the Garment District to ensure that it remains the heart of the U.S. fashion industry. By deepening her roots in the Garment District, Yeohlee is setting an example for others to invest in the District as a manufacturing hub and a creative incubator.”

Teng, who participated in a MAS program on the Garment District in June, will be moderating a discussion at the MAS Summit for New York City on October 22. The panel, on the future of the Garment District, will explore the planning, economic and sustainability issues affecting the ecosystem of New York City’s Garment District. She will be joined by panelists Madelyn Wils, executive vice president of the New York City Economic Development Corporation, Jerome Chou, director of programs at the Design Trust for Public Space, Theory Founder and Co-CEO Andrew Rosen, and Joe Ferrara, director of the Garment Center Supplier Association.