Zero + Maria Cornejo

Zero + Maria Cornejo opened in 1998 as a purely retail concept when, prompted by a desire to re-connect with the core of her ideas about design, cutting and garment construction, Chilean-born designer Maria Cornejo transformed a raw space in New York’s Nolita into a very personal store and atelier named Zero.  The garments are still founded on the original principles of taking the fundamental geometric shapes and transforming them into unexpectedly simple garments based on sophisticated cuts and angles using volume and circular shapes as a starting point.