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Lauches & Releases: Cornejo's Menswear Confirmed

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Photos courtesy of Zero + Maria Cornejo

Last week we mentioned a forthcoming menswear collection from Zero + Maria Cornejo—yesterday WWD confirmed the news and today we received the official press release. So, it's true: find a spring capsule collection exclusively at the brand's boutiques and Project No. 8 starting January 15, 2010. A full collection for the upcoming fall season will be wholesaled (Simon Doonan is a fan—we wouldn't be surprised if some pieces creep into Barneys stores).

The collection distills the essence of Maria Cornejo’s approach to design into a few key pieces for men. Classic Zero + Maria Cornejo shapes serve as the backbone to this collection?Signature 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?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.

Oooo—summer plaid! But, what about those photo-prints?
· Cornejo Debuting Full Mens Line? [Racked]
· Zero + Maria Cornejo Branching Into Men's Wear [WWD]