When Maria Cornejo started her brand 20 years ago, sustainability was one of her founding pillars well before it was remotely fashionable. Her collection of sophisticated, design-forward clothes made from improbably simple geometric shapes, often cut and draped from a single piece of fabric, was made on demand from leftover fabrics to eliminate waste and excess — no extra stock and samples. While that was going on behind the scenes, Zero + Maria Cornejo’s reputation grew based on its aesthetic rather than its eco-friendliness.
Two decades later, Cornejo’s customers and retailers remain loyal because of the collection’s design. The company’s reputation is one of luxury fashion, yet she has quietly ramped up her sustainability factors in recently years to the point that Zero + Maria Cornejo is one of the most sustainable labels operating in the industry’s upper echelons.
“I feel like the [Emmy] nomination is this absurdly generous bonus to something that I’ve already been excited by for quite some time now,” Darren Criss tells @ktauer about his nomination for his role as Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, “My general attitude toward life is I hope for everything but expect nothing. But when you’re playing for the Warriors, there’s a good chance you’ll make it to the championships. And I’m not saying I’m Steph Curry, but when you’re on [showrunner] Ryan Murphy’s team, it seems more palpable than ever,” he continues. (Criss previously starred on “Glee,” another Murphy creation, although they didn’t directly work together.) “I feel like I’ve already won the lottery.” Read more in WWD.com (📸: @lexieblacklock ) #wwdeye #darrencriss #americancrimestory #emmys2018
Ganni turned over a new leaf for spring 2019, reports @fionawsma from Copenhagen Fashion Week. Instead of sending its signature floral-print dresses down the runway, the brand collaborated with 66 North, a technical outerwear brand, and produced a chic-yet-utilitarian offering that included a tie-dye vest and short set, and leopard-print pieces sprinkled among the khaki parkas and bucket hats. #wwdfashion #ganni #copenhagenfashionweek