NYFW Sneak Peek: What Inspired Zac Posen, Reem Acra and Maria Cornejo This Season

Take a look at what will be on the runway today

Want to arrive at the shows today well-informed on what’s to come? Of course! To make it easy, we’ve asked designers to fill us in on the inspiration behind their collections, which will be hitting the runway today. Check back each day of New York Fashion Week for a fresh update…

Maria Cornjeo of Zero + Maria Cornejo
Zero + Maria Cornejo. (Photo: Courtesy)

Maria Cornjeo, Zero + Maria Cornejo: “I wanted to play with the idea of a 3-D object printed on flat surface.”


Hanako Maeda of ADEAM
ADEAM (Photo: Courtesy)

Hanako Maeda, ADEAM: “The starting point for ADEAM spring 2016 were the beautiful Edo Period kimono fabrics I found in Kyoto.”

Zac Posen
Zac Posen (Photo: Courtesy)

Zac Posen: “Maximal minimalism.”

Rachel Antonoff
Rachel Antonoff (Photo: Courtesy)

Rachel Antonoff: “Edith Finch loved all bird and most birds loved Edith Finch.”

Karen Walker
Karen Walker (Photo: Courtesy)

Karen Walker: “This season we’re fascinated with the 1960s glory days of the Soviet Union’s Star City, a secret community for cosmonauts, and the epitome of tech meets folk.”

Gabriela Cadena
Gabriela Cadena (Photo: Courtesy)

Gabriela Cadena: “Gabriela Cadena’s spring/summer 2016 collection draws inspiration from 1930s fashion and architecture. Art Deco motifs are mixed with fringe, elaborate embroideries and prints to give the collection structure and movement.”

Reem Acra
Reem Acra (Photo: Courtesy)

Reem Acra: “One thousand and one nights.”

Jil Sander Navy
Jil Sander Navy (Photo: Courtesy)

Rodolfo Paglialunga, Jil Sander Navy: ” Layering—frilled miniature peplums “ NYFW Sneak Peek: What Inspired Zac Posen, Reem Acra and Maria Cornejo This Season