Sustainable luxury label Zero Maria Cornejo is launching its newest Spring Summer 2020 collection with organic and recycled materials. The brand offers a more sustainable way to shop for luxury garments.
Fashion designer Maria Cornejo launched her conscious fashion house more than 20 years ago. She is a pioneering ethical luxury fashion designer based in New York City.
She has won multiple prizes and awards, including the 2006 Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards, the first Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) Lexus Eco-Fashion Challenge in 2010, and the Fashion Group International’s Sustainability Award in 2018.
For her Spring Summer 2020 collection, she chose materials such as organic linen and cotton that mostly grow from rainfalls without additional irrigation water.
The label describes itself as luxury fashion with a conscience, designed and produced in New York, by women for women.
The new collection includes eco-friendly, timeless, elegant pieces such as organic denim dresses, cotton bomber jackets, draped sweatpants, curved long sleeves sweatshirts, raw edge crop tops, canvas-effect pants, and more.
Maria Cornejo is now focusing on two big seasons throughout the year with the challenge of crafting conscious creations that appeal to retailers and consumers.
“I always design a collection with the view that when it arrives as the store, what would you want to be wearing. It’s about aligning a product with demand."
- Maria Cornejo, a Chilean-born fashion designer, as told to Forbes
The latest luxury pieces showcase beautiful shades of navy blue, beige, ecru, grey taupe, mustard, cyan, black, and white. Each piece ranges from USD 325 to 995.
The COVID-19 crisis and subsequent lockdown have been especially harsh on the fashion industry. Zero Maria Cornejo is slowly opening up and things are starting to look brighter.
Its Los Angeles store is still closed but its New York location on 33 Bleecker Street is opened from 11 AM to 6 PM daily.
About the Author: Alex Assoune
Alex Assoune (MS) is a global health and environmental advocate. He founded Panaprium to inspire others with conscious living, ethical, and sustainable fashion. Alex has worked in many countries to address social and environmental issues. He speaks three languages and holds two Master of Science degrees in Engineering from SIGMA and IFPEN schools.