Zero + Maria Cornejo
September 11, 2011 New York
Cornejo also proposed leather. It seemed right in a white kimono-sleeved stretch skirtsuit or little shrug-on jacket, but perhaps a touch heavy in double-layered black and navy.
Like many women designers, Cornejo is about solutions as much as style. One of her greatest is the silk dress, which she sells like D batteries the day before a hurricane. This time around, her great flashing prints were taken from photographs she snapped at the Musée du Quai Branly, which shows indigenous art in Paris—the exotic abstracted. Also interesting was Cornejo's (literally) loose interpretation of the narrow, midi silhouette that's popular all over.
This time around, her menswear played it mostly classic. There was a monklike quality to a collarless leather jacket worn over a white tunic and pants, but otherwise her two-button jackets and not-too-skinny tapered pants were the kind of thing every dude could pull off.