The past few months have been particularly busy for Yeohlee Teng, who was recently forced to vacate her Garment District store/headquarters and set up shop several blocks south. (Her former building is reportedly being transformed into a boutique hotel.) "When these things happen, you just reinvent and move on," she said during a Pre-Fall viewing at her new space on 29th Street. The lineup suggested a fresh start, in a way, with its stark black-and-white color palette and streamlined silhouettes loosely inspired by early modernist architecture, Rudolph Schindler's Los Angeles works in particular.

This season, the eco-conscious designer embraced a slouchier look with relaxed jodhpurs and ultra-wide-leg trousers cut from recycled microfiber that swooshed with each step. "I try to create clothes that have kinetic energy and are full of movement," she said. A kaleidoscopic "Murano" print splashed on a jersey shift dress and turtleneck also added verve to the collection. Keeping her "urban nomad" customer in mind, Teng focuses on both sustainability and functionality; practical outerwear is always a strong suit. The highlights here included a water-resistant coat and hooded rain slicker.