Maria Cornejo pitched her pre-fall collection as an effort to “be present” on several levels. For commercial purposes, the clothes were grounded in the reality of what’s appropriate for the June/July ship in terms of colors, weights, fabrics and cuts. Philosophically, Cornejo operated from the standpoint of slowing down and looking looking around. “Step away from your technology,” she said during a preview. “Look up, look down.” To that end, two of the collection’s best patterns were based on a stormy summer sky and the pavement. Cornejo worked the New Age, zen side of her aesthetic — marked by amorphous yet controlled asymmetrical cuts — with gentle sophistication. A kimono robe jacket in nice lightweight wrinkle jacquard and a single-shoulder draped top and matching pants in a satin polyester all came in an intriguing shade of opal. Almost everything done in a novelty color or pattern also came in black because “some of my customers want everything in black,” said Cornejo, herself dressed in the color head-to-toe.