In 1997, the Chilean-born, New York-based designer Maria Cornejo transformed a raw space in Nolita into an atelier to launch her collection of ready-to-wear, Zero + Maria Cornejo. Her uncompromising and very personal approach to womenswear has gained her a loyal following and high praise from clients that include fashion-forward A-listers Tilda Swinton, Michelle Williams, Sofia Coppola, Marisa Tomei and Cameron Diaz. Featuring architectural dresses and beautifully tailored jackets, the label has caused a stir with its minimalist aesthetic and has earned industry recognition such as the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2006.
As Moscow Fashion Week comes to a close, we're celebrating these serious style stars, spotted on the street. Standing out from the show-going crowds is no easy feat, unless you happen to be a part of the impeccably dressed tribe known as the "Russian Fashion Mafia." Ultra chic members like Mira Duma and Elena Perminova serve up outfit inspiration worthy of a photo op in eye-catching looks often ripped straight from the runways. Tap into the It Girl look yourself with the wardrobe upgrades below, and cue the flashbulb frenzy.
Freshly remixed classics from a troop of industry favorites.
Effortless, city staples from designers with a cool edge.
High-waisted leather shorts, crop tops, and more ultra-sleek silhouettes to nail the downtown look.