Zero + Maria Cornejo
September 09, 2013 New York
A quick survey of the room revealed iPhone picture prints from previous seasons—beacons of brightness in the front rows. And there were more on the runway today, this time from a mirror exhibition at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Manipulated on the computer, the images were fairly kaleidoscopic, if perhaps a shade predictable. Elsewhere, a boxy V-neck shirt and tapered trousers were decorated with a block print inspired by the texture and shape of a city pier. These felt newer for Cornejo (they're a big trend on other runways, as well), and so did the Egyptian stripe cotton that she used for a great-looking tunic, along with a fitted top worn with sarouel pants.
Cornejo was keen to use natural fabrics this season. For evening, she went with coated linen, and the strapless short-in-front, long-in-back dresses exuded unstudied cool. Also fresh were the plissé knit strapless tops suspended from grosgrain ribbons that she teamed with nearly sheer pj pants.