Fashion week is approaching the end, but we're not slowing down anytime soon. We checked out Thom Browne's crazy presentation, Zero + Maria Cornejo's sporty neoprene pieces, and Elie Tahari's vibrant spring collection.
Maria Cornejo's press release for her Spring/Summer 2011 collection seemed complicated and even overwrought. Cornejo said she'd been "exploring the idea of cultural displacement" and the release mentioned the "push-pull of an ocular lense" and "an illusion of structure with plissed angles." I don't know what a "plissed angle" is or how clothes can reflect the "push-pull of the ocular lense," but I do know that when the actual clothes came down the runway, they were anything but complicated and overwrought. They were simple and graceful and classic Cornejo. When I picture the girl who wears Zero + Maria Cornejo, she is someone I envy. She's international, probably in the art world, maybe a gallerist with galleries in Barcelona and London, or a sculptor who spends half the year on an island in Greece and the other half in New York. Her style is effortless but reflects her worldliness and creativity and appreciation for art.