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Runway Rundown: Zero + Maria Cornejo Gets Warm & Fuzzy

The Zero + Maria Cornejo Fall RTW ’17 show began in darkness, with the sounds of ethereal strings, and from the first looka lush all-black ensemble—it was clear that the designer, known for her sustainably-made architectural silhouettes, created a collection as sublime as the soundtrack. Models clad in velvet dresses moved lithely down the runway, allowing the full effect of the dress to land—square in the lap of every attendee. The color palette was confined mostly to blacks and tans, which allowed the reds peppered throughout to truly pop. As always, the collection included Zero + Maria Cornejo’s unique prints; however, this collection, with lush velvets, structured leather, and teddy fur coats, often opted to mix and layer fabrics for contrast instead, for a fresh take on unique sartorial antithesis.

As each model strode down the stage in leather culottes, paired with a beautifully draped velvet blouse (or one of many gorgeous furry coats), it was clear that the Zero + Maria Cornejo woman understands that an eye popping outfit doesn’t have to be loud—in this case, the statement is in the details.

Images via Vogue Runway

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