zero + maria cornejo / Company President/Partner

Marysia Woroniecka led one of London’s pre-eminent fashion PR firms in the 1980’s, where she represented designers like Vivienne Westwood, Ann Demeulemeester and Dries van Noten – and where she first worked with Maria Cornejo whose Richmond Cornejo collection achieved worldwide recognition. In 1995, Marysia relocated to New York, where she became a pioneer in the use of interactive and online technology for the fashion and luxury industries and where she founded an interactive and e-business consulting firm which developed early ecommerce strategies and first websites for Gucci, Art + Commerce, Benetton and Cartier.  

Later, with Prada, Marysia led the effort to develop and integrate groundbreaking in-store technology and communications concepts within Prada’s Epicenter store program in New York and Tokyo. 

In 2005, after long admiring Maria Cornejo’s work with Zero + Maria Cornejo, Marysia joined her old friend and colleague as a partner to help grow the brand.  Since then, the company has grown exponentially, and despite the challenges of the past 2 years, is firmly established as one of New York’s iconic independent brands with a strong focus on sustainability, support of the local production and women artisans.  The company sells to some of the best specialty store in the US and the Far East and has a thriving directly operated store in NY as well as a booming online business.