She limited herself to four colors, but kept the outfits interesting by juxtaposing fabrics like Ultrasuede and charmeuse. Even when the jolts of red came out, in a gently ruched dress, a stretch mini, and a pair of cotton shorts, they seemed more studied than outright sexy. Cornejo’s proportions owe a debt to Japan in general, and designers like Issey Miyake in particular, but she puts her own stamp on things by way of body-conscious cuts and modern fabrics.
Zero + Maria Cornejo
September 13, 2003 New York