zero_mc05NEW YORK, Nov 20, 2009 / FW/ — A collection that distills the essence of Maria Cornejo’s approach to design, the initial offering of Zero + Maria Cornejo Menswear has classic shapes that serve as backbone with signature details which make it stand out.

Slated to be available at Zero + Maria Cornejo stores and Project No 8 in New York at Spring 2010, the capsule menswear collection by Zero + Maria Cornejo proposes a concave shaped rain jacket, a double-layered shirt in textured cotton, a seamless “one shirt” in jersey or a pair of black tailored slim best pants cut on the bias.

Details are carried throughout; pockets inset into the seam, asymmetrical side flapovers, mandarin collars and zipper closures.

Fabrics are utilitarian yet structured with ease. Collared shirts are in soft cottons – poplin or summer plaid; oversized cotton mesh knits and softly tailored blazers in cotton fleece; washed polyester drop pants, and drawstring shorts in light-spring wool.

Lines are skewed and off kilter. Shirts are strictly opposite; one side slim and the other with double the volume. All the traditional Zero elements get translated for men.

The collection will be available in stores January 15th 2010.