Zero + Maria Cornejo
December 06, 2010 New York
Another fresh direction: a French jacquard fabric with a dry hand that the designer cut into a versatile sundress as well as a shrunken jacket. Cornejo approaches tailoring (which she's doing more and more of lately) as she does dressmaking—thinking about curves. Sleeves are cut with darts at the elbows for a more ergonomic fit, and pants are low-slung and slouchy through the hips, but it only feels like you're wearing your pajamas; the look is cool and street-ready. "I don't have time to think about what I'm going to put on in the morning. It's got to be easy," she said. For "throw-it-on" factor, it's hard to top her take on the summer suit: a vest and cropped pants in a crinkled nylon that looks like hammered satin.