NYFW Preview: Zero + Maria Cornejo, Libertine and Monica Vinader

Take a look at what will be on the runway today

New York designers share the inspiration behind their Spring/Summer 2017 collections. Check back each morning of Fashion Week for an up-to-date sneak peek…

Zero + Maria Cornejo

Zero + Maria Cornejo (Photo: Courtesy Zero + Maria Cornejo)

Zero + Maria Cornejo: “Southern landscape.”

Lee Savage

Lee Savage (Photo: Courtesy Lee Savage)

Lee Savage: “SS17 was inspired by the Polynesian plant life of Hawaii, where my husband and I spent our honeymoon.” 

Club Monaco

Club Monaco (Photo: Courtesy Club Monaco).

Club Monaco Women’s, Caroline Belhumeur: “The collection is all about juxtaposition, highlighting the contradiction of Victorian romanticism with military structure and masculinity, as well as the idea of abbreviated versus oversized.”

Monica Vinader

Monica Vinader (Photo: Jenny Walton).

Monica Vinader: “Mixing strong clean lines making it both modern and feminine.”

Lela Rose

Lela Rose (Photo: Courtesy Lela Rose)

Lela Rose: “Spring 2017 embodies an entertaining lifestyle and all that entails – pieces that seamlessly take you from day to dinner.”

Taoray Wang, Spring/ Summer 2017.

Taoray Wang (Photo: Courtesy Taoray Wang)

Taoray Wang: “Steel edges rising through clouds in New York skylines, smooth pebbles sweeping rocks in Kyoto’s garden, solid lines running side by side; ‘Romance in Stripes.'”

Barbara Tfank

Barbara Tfank (Photo: Courtesy Barbara Tfank)

Barbara Tfank: “My Spring Summer ’17 collection is inspired and informed by my recent visit to Sevilla, Spain, where the moorish archways of the Alcázar direct the eye toward beautiful vistas laced by the filigreed lightness of the architecture and the patterned intricacy of its tiling, setting tone and vision for the exuberance.” 


Libertine (Photo: Courtesy Libertine)

Libertine: “18th century Georgian portraits and lover’s eyes, Nancy Reagan vomiting and 1970’s punk rock…you know, it’s Libertine as usual.” 

JI Oh, Spring/ Summer 2017.

JI Oh (Photo: Courtesy Libertine)

Ji Oh: “For Spring/Summer 2017, the collection is pure with crisp whites and clean lines. Inspired by the formality of uniforms and the charm they evoke, Ji explores different ways to extend shirting – more playful and clever, accented with grommets and thoughtfully placed silver brooches in the shape of pyramids and cubes, to connect mandarin collars or link cuffs together.”

NYFW Preview: Zero + Maria Cornejo, Libertine and Monica Vinader