CORNEJO’S FAMILY-STYLE: It is Old Home Week for Maria Cornejo who has touched down in Santiago, Chile for what will be the Chilean-born designer’s first fashion show there. Cornejo, who was only 11 years old when her family relocated to Machester, U.K., jetted back to Chile with her sister, Rosa, and two brothers, George and Rodrigo. All of her aunts and cousins will be in the house, when Cornejo’s collection is shown on Tuesday to 400 guests in the garden at the headquarters of the El Mercurio newspaper. The publication’s magazine Revista YA invited the designer to show in its Vitacura neighborhood.
Having last visited her homeland 13 years ago, Cornejo said, “It’s lovely to see how my country has evolved and how seeing family feels like it was just yesterday that we were together.”