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Slinky Dresses and Archival Prints at Zero + Maria Cornejo

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Welcome to Spring Forward: over the next six weeks, we'll be profiling the best new arrivals and trends at some of our favorite local boutiques.

Zero + Maria Cornejo

Click this Polyvore set to shop the pieces. Photos below by Driely S.

Designer Maria Cornejo is an expert at crafting beautiful, slinky, no-fuss dresses that can easily be slipped on before heading to work, a formal event, or a casual Sunday. But that doesn't mean her designs lack any complexity. She's a whiz at drapery, and her signature shapes are tailored in a way that complement a woman's body without constricting its movements.

For spring, the Zero + Maria Cornejo line features gorgeous prints based off photographs the designer took herself. Effortless tunics were made to be worn solo or over swimwear, and accessories (like a reversible tote and a pair of slip-on sandals) were produced with an unexpected twist: baby calf hair.

To celebrate the brand's 15th anniversary, fifteen musicians, actors, and artists like Cat Power, Cindy Sherman, and Tilda Swinton chose their favorite dresses from the past decade and a half to be reissued in limited editions. Those are hanging in the store now, too. Each garment comes with a story, which can be read on its hashtags and on the recently revamped website.