New York Fashion Week – Zero + Maria Cornejo Fall 2012

This would have to be the fifth Zero + Maria Cornejo collection, so even if it took me a little while to find out about the talented Chilean designer, it was nevertheless exciting exploring her fashion aesthetic. For Fall 2012, Maria Cornejo delivered a new cocoon-type silhouette, together with utterly sophisticated prints and bolder pops of color.

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Aside the easiness of the autumn looks, what I loved most about the collection were the relaxed, but well fitted silhouettes; the amazing color combo, between a bold citrus yellow, and a soft buttery grey; the leather accents; the highwaisted skirts; the oversized coats and the digitized prints.

Leather and fur accents, the playing with proportions, prints and structured tailoring, make absolute trends to follow during Fall and Winter this year.

My favorite looks of the collection were the lemony yellow oversized coat, paired with the buttery grey slim leather pants (second look above), together with the minimal black leather top, mixed with a structured black and white stripe print skirt, seen below:

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Sticking to the more familiar neutral tones, Maria Cornejo did step out of her comfort zone however, by adding pops of bright citrus yellow, cobalt, green and purple, to the collection’s color scheme, this season.

Models walked the runway sporting straight hair and neutral make-up with rosy cheeks, and amongst the accessories, ankle boots, knee-length boots, minimal silver jewelry and fur snoods, stood out the most, throughout the presentation.

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