Maria Cornejo’s pre-fall inspiration — movement and discipline intertwined — came to the designer after watching a dance exhibition in Paris. Airy draped silk dresses, a collection staple, were updated with a high-low hemline and printed with a blurry image of dancers, some of them paired with a structured short-sleeve jacket in wool jacquard.

“This woman is a force,” said Cornejo, gesturing to the mix of voluminous coats, trim-bodice dresses and pleated skirts. She also worked more eveningwear into her lineup, including a gown with a solid top and striped skirt that played upon the transparency trend.

Maria Cornejo’s pre-fall inspiration — movement and discipline intertwined — came to the designer after watching a dance exhibition in Paris. Airy draped silk dresses, a collection staple, were updated with a high-low hemline and printed with a blurry image of dancers, some of them paired with a structured short-sleeve jacket in wool jacquard.

“This woman is a force,” said Cornejo, gesturing to the mix of voluminous coats, trim-bodice dresses and pleated skirts. She also worked more eveningwear into her lineup, including a gown with a solid top and striped skirt that played upon the transparency trend.

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