Maria Cornejo is marking 25 years in business, a rarity in the ever-changing industry. As part of the milestone she went through her archive, drawn to pieces from her past as a way to “refocus the collection in the things that I believe in strongly.”
The look: Signature Maria Cornejo shapes, in new fabrications and colors.
Quote of note: “It’s been 25 years. For me I wanted what felt young again, what felt relevant, more close to the body,” she said of relooking at her archive, adding that some are pieces that never even made it to production the first time around, now reborn.
Key pieces: Reeditions: the Triangle Top (1998), the One-Piece Wrap Dress (1999), the Koya Coat (2011), the Bubble Shrug (2000). There is a more formfitting feeling overall with a return to a waist shape and closeness to the body and a bit more skin than in recent seasons. Recycled cashmere knits, a reversible shearling jacket, the signature triangle dress. Eco Pet, a fabric made from recycled plastic on pieces with a light feathery feel, marked the next chapter in Cornejo’s work with sustainable fabrics.
Takeaway: Twenty-five years of a steadfast purity in design, Cornejo remains a unique voice in fashion whose work is as relevant as ever.