A Family Affair
Annie Block, Mark McMenamin, and Meghan Edwards -- Interior Design, 4/1/2010 12:00:00 AM
"They both start from sketching," Jane Yang points out, comparing interiors and fashion. A former senior associate at TPG Architecture, she's just launched Anaïs & I, a girls' clothing line where comfort, charm, and easy care reign. Aside from natural fibers and machine-washability, Yang's secret weapon, also the brand's namesake, is her 4-year-old daughter—a one-person focus group who even weighed in on the catalog illustrations by uncle Jay Choi. Yang and her husband, D'Apostrophe Design principal Francis D'Haene, have two sons as well, so expect a boys' line soon.
From top: In the fall-winter 2010 catalog for Anaïs & I, a 67-piece girls' clothing line by former interior designer Jane Yang, daughter Anaïs D'Haene wears a cotton top and cotton corduroy shorts. A dress in cotton and wool.