The functional and fashionable award goes to the talented designer, Maria Cornejo! Her dresses are not something you would gravitate to by seeing them on a hanger at first. However, once you try on one of her masterpieces - you will quickly understand the buzz. I certainly did.
Maria Cornejo is someone to keep on your inspiration list. She has become a familiar name to some well known women including; Michelle Obama (who has called Ms. Cornejo “one of my favorite designers”), Tilda Swinton and countless professional, creative types who care little for trends or frippery.
Since the Chilean-British-American designer opened her experimental Zero + Maria Cornejo shop and art gallery on Mott Street in Manhattan 20 years ago, she has been riding the fashion wave with excellence.
I encourage you to check out her site!