Zero + Maria Cornejo

Zero + Maria Cornejo

Zero + Maria Cornejo was founded in 1998 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 rooted in Maria's original principles of taking geometric shapes and transforming them into unexpectedly simple garments based on sophisticated cuts and angles. At the heart of each garment is a commitment to make desirable fashion for real women that lasts beyond a single season and become cherished items in a woman’s wardrobe. Timelessness, ease, and a modern take on luxury are the essence of Zero + Maria Cornejo and the women who love the clothes.

Maria Cornejo was honored as the winner of the Smithsonian Cooper Hewitt National Design Award in 2006 and has proudly been a member of the CFDA since 2003. She is a founding member of the CFDA’s Sustainability Committee and in 2019, she was appointed to the CFDA Board of Directors by the new Chairman, Tom Ford.

Zero + Maria Cornejo

Responsible Design

Since the very beginning, Zero + Maria Cornejo has been committed to responsible design and its environmental impact. Ecological and sustainable fabrics are used wherever possible and, as a result of the company’s commitment to the local economy, 84% of the collection is made locally in New York City. As a company owned and run by women, the team also continuously looks to develop special collaborations with women artisans around the world. Maria Cornejo's long-term commitment to local manufacturing and responsible design has stewarded and catalyzed conversations of change in the American Fashion Industry. In 2010, she won the first CFDA Lexus Eco Fashion Challenge and in 2017 was awarded one of the top three prizes in the CFDA + Lexus Fashion* Initiative. In 2018 Maria was honored with the Fashion Group International’s Sustainability Award at their Night of the Stars Gala in New York City.

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    We #upcycled our Summer Canvas fabric to create the new Splice Top and Slash Circle Culotte. Now in store and onlin… https://t.co/5K29kVd3Z1

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    48 hours in Austin 💙☀️ #zmctravels @ Austin, Texas https://t.co/PdppjuOPMb

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    Playing with new styles. 💫 The Luca Bubble Top in a custom jacquard and Tie Front Short in #EcoDenim.… https://t.co/daFxMpNC59

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    Love 💙 my neighbors twins in B Utility Jumpsuit doing lunchtime gallery visit. #womenwelove #ecofashion #noho @ Zür… https://t.co/Nr9dOaurro

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    Botanical Coupe collectibles 💙 We did a limited run of these special Luca styles in this exclusive jacquard, made i… https://t.co/i07QTPZEgg

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    Catherine takes us #bts at one of our #NYC factories for a sneak peek...💙#madeinnewyork #zeromariacornejo… https://t.co/fN7UmkndCA

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    Everybody's favorite in the office - the B Utility Jumpsuit in #EcoDenim. 💙 #zeromariacornejo #madeinnewyork… https://t.co/exoDqG6yy9

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    Pink joy! 💓 In easy, washable double-faced Doppio linen. #madeinnewyork #zeromariacornejo #sustainablefashion https://t.co/Ikna9VSuyH

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    Thank you @elledecor 💙 Maria shared her Shortlist of favorite things for the new April issue! #womenwelove… https://t.co/jyauoAYypC

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    Sleeve detail on the Luca Dress in crisp cotton. 🤍 @bysymphony #repost #itsallinthedetails #zeromariacornejo… https://t.co/XKNqxA7wxt

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    Store is looking happy filled with all of the pinks 🌸 and new wallpaper with @raydianttt shot by @kristallmatth. Co… https://t.co/z3rEGHwqwV

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    The sweatshirt dress you’ll want to wear everyday. 🤍 Made of soft cotton and Lyocell, a biodegradable natural fiber… https://t.co/n3WNtfpLIK

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    Morning commute with Kiara 🤎 Our new, comfortable everyday shoe that has replaced our commuter sneakers for the sea… https://t.co/PGAMrVxHdn

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    All the right blues 💙 Our signature jacquard of the season and quilted gilet make the perfect spring layers.… https://t.co/rmjUhtGxzj

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    Pink or blue? 💗💙 We made limited quantities of the Botanical Appliqué T-Shirt in our two favorite colors this seaso… https://t.co/3tmWLSALYK

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    Last but not least, our very own ZMC team! Full of smart, hard-working and talented women. ❤️… https://t.co/7zvvH7cHPS

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    Happy #InternationalWomensDay! Missing you all. Thank you for continuing to inspire us with your talent, beauty and… https://t.co/L1hngEPeyB

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