Yeohlee Teng found herself in a New York state of mind while designing her latest pre-fall lineup, full of practical and quietly stylish pieces for real life. “It’s urban and it’s street,” Teng said. “I would say it’s fully functional. Whether it’s spring, summer, fall or winter — you’re all covered.”
Sometimes pragmatism reads boring, but that wasn’t the case here. Using denim, lightweight wool and her signature microfiber, Teng offered boyish trousers and shorts to pair with oversize tanks and cool jackets. An abstract feather print decorated a few pieces in the lineup, which was kept to a dark palette of grays, blacks and blues. Each piece was carefully and cleverly considered — as in a skinny pencil skirt with a slightly draped back that allowed for movement sans slit, or a collared shirtdress with side darts to accentuate the waist. Outerwear included a micro-quilted nylon jacket — a more delicate take on the puffer — and a plaid textured tweed coat that had the effect of a blanket.