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.
Architectural cuts and graphic prints stand out in this mix from cult-favorite designer Maria Cornejo. The brand’s cool, minimalist aesthetic is ideal for streamlining your fall wardrobe, and these sharply tailored coats, monochromatic tunics, and graphic-print dresses make for a look that’s decidedly downtown.
If you’re on the hunt for a signature piece for the season, you’re in luck — major names like Giambattista Valli and Calvin Klein Collection deliver elegant silk dresses, vintage tweed jackets, cashmere pencil skirts, and more statement-worthy finds. But don’t hesitate, these in-demand looks are the last of their kind.
Everything you need to bundle up for the winter freeze.
With your calendar filling up with festive fetes this season, give yourself outfit options in addition to the go-to cocktail dress. Slip into one of these standout tops — rendered in metallic brocade, beaded silk crepe, graphic-print velvet, and ruffled lace — made to pair with sleek tuxedo pants or a flirty pleated skirt.