Capsule

Zero+Maria Cornejo to Launch Menswear

November 17, 2009 BY CAPSULESNEWS

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Zero + Maria Cornejo didn’t show four men’s looks on the runway in September for nothing. The designer label will launch a men’s capsule collection for spring exclusively at its boutiques and Project No. 8 in New York, followed by a full collection for fall that will be wholesaled. “People kept asking for it,” said Maria Cornejo. “I have two male designers, a son who’s very fashionable and a husband. I love men’s clothes and I love androgyny.” Her signature pieces, translated for men, are the basis of the line, which includes a “concave” rain jacket, a double-layered shirt in textured cotton, a seamless shirt in jersey and black tailored pants cut on the bias. “In men’s we can embrace shapes that we’ve done before, like the boy jacket, the boy shirt. Our classics. It will still have my way of cutting things, but in men’s fabrics,” Cornejo said.  There will be collared cotton shirts, oversize cotton knits, cotton fleece blazers, washed polyester drop pants and drawstring shorts in spring wool. (WWD)