Marina Yee was born in 1958 in Antwerp, Belgium. After taking a course at the Institute of Fine Arts St-Lukas in Hasselt she started her 'fashion' education in 1978 at the Royal Academy in Antwerp. She gratuated in 1981 and when she went to London in 1986 with her collection she proved herself one of the notorious six.
Her professional carrier varies from leather collections for men and women (with Dirk Bikkembergs), to prize winning individual collections to theatrecostumes. In 2003 she started her own workshop in the centre of Antwerp. Her work reflects spirituality, respect and design. A very typical element that characterizes her collections is that she often commemorates and reconstructs old clothes (from fleemarkets and such) as an answer to fashion and her never ending consumer-attitude.