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New York Fashion Week S/S 2016: Graceful, Gritty Canvases at Zero + Maria Cornejo

Maria Cornejo shows just before twilight way out on the west side of Manhattan very near Port Authority. Getting there feels … wrong. The venue looks like a parking garage, but then a freight elevator takes audience members in batches of 16 or so up to a surprisingly light-filled room that feels graced with the presence of some ancient Hell’s Kitchen mechanic-turned-artist-turned-astral-plane-journeyer. The energy is industrious, luminous, wide open, otherwordly.

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All images by Jessa Carter

Zero + Maria Cornejo collections always feel sort of gritty and graceful, and they tend to yield a uniform. Cornejo said this one is about clean canvases—”points of departure, a freedom to create something new again.”

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Three Images & Three Sentences from Carolina Herrera, Paul Andrew, Alice + Olivia, Maria Cornejo, Veronica Beard … and! Our Favorite FW DJs

Fashion Week Journal for Monday, February 16

Monday looks a little different at New York Fashion Week—especially so in freezing temperatures and amid the combo Valentine’s Day/Presidents’ Day long/short weekend.

As we filed into the grandest tent in all of Lincoln Center to see one of the most beloved American eveningwear designers, we sensed everyone had a bit of an adrenaline hangover. Bill, Anna, Grace, Edward, Stefano, et al—and us, too, so we decided to put some framework around today’s post. After all, three is the magic number. Here we go: a trio of sentences and images from all five shows we saw yesterday.


Images by Jessica Carter

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