Maria Cornejo delivered a spring collection rooted in tailoring that updated her signature design codes.
“We’re really feeling more of a return to tailoring and dressing up because I’m so sick of seeing people in their gym clothes,” she explained. “I was really feeling like we need to get back to getting more dressed up and looking more together.”
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Cornejo leveraged her minimalist aesthetic, updating it with the use of tailoring. Key styles included boxy jumpsuits, relaxed separates and pinstripe pieces. These offered a sleek balance of masculine and feminine, which was one of the designer’s goals.
“There’s always the boy and the girl in each section [of the collection] because I always like the more casual boy [looks] and then the more feminine [looks],” she said. “They’re the yin and yang in the collection because women have many moods. Some days I want to look like a boy and other days I want to look more feminine.”
Cornejo also offered updates on her bestsellers, such as her Aki Tunic made in several colors. She showed several patterned and colorful options, such as styles in a silk print inspired by Henri Matisse’s “Papiers Découpés” designs, which helped balance the more neutral pieces.
Overall, Cornejo’s spring lineup showed her expertise in creating a refined minimalist wardrobe fit for a fashion-forward client.
Launch Gallery: Zero + Maria Cornejo RTW Spring 2024
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