Runway looks from the Zero + Maria Cornejo fall 2011 collection.
Zero is “a pure vision: a number that neither adds nor subtracts; it is, rather, a point of departure.”
The philosophy at the core of Zero + Maria Cornejo is at once simple and intriguing, and it results in clothes that are minimal, feminine—never pretentious. For fall, the designer held Paper editor Kim Hastreiter as her muse, and turned out clean-lined, luxurious pieces that merge a natural element with a modern aesthetic. Standouts included photo prints (the shag print on the Lula Dress and the book print on the IQ Dress are favorites), timeless leather, and draping that is both structured and soft (the Koya Coat and the Little O Dress). These are pieces that will live in a wardrobe for years to come.