Zero + Maria Cornejo
December 05, 2011 New York
Texture is becoming a buzzword this season, and Cornejo had one of the most riveting so far: a feathery silk/poly fringe that looked like Mongolian lamb from a distance but happens in actuality to be almost weightless. "It's a bit mad," she said, and indeed it was on an asymmetrical shift dress. But it wasn't the collection's only trick-of-the-eye. Cornejo's denim tunic and cropped pants were in fact cut from a Japanese indigo viscose—not denim at all—which means they'll have a good chance of flying off the racks when they arrive in stores just in time for high summer in the city.