Minimalism to the next level
By Joanna Barrios, March 30th, 2010
Zero, the number that Maria Cornejo describes as being a point of departure (and also the name of her store), is going back to its original mission. The usually women’s-only brand is departing in a new direction and introducing a line of menswear.
The architectural and minimal silhouettes of Zero + Maria Cornejo have been reinterpreted for the male client, with plenty of skewed lines, functional fabrics and opposing elements. The collection features cotton shirts of opposing shapes with one side slim and the other twice the volume. Mandarin collars are made up of summer plaids and poplin. The collection also features other warm-weather attire, such as dropped pants in washed polyester and drawstring shorts in light wool. A concave-shaped rain jacket is suitable for rainy days, while oversized cotton mesh knits provide a modern edge. Available at Zero + Maria Cornejo stores (www.zeromariacornejo.com) and Project 8 in New York, this menswear line will unleash your inner utilitarian.