Christian Cota was a new name to me until I received an invitation to his Fashion Week presentation last season. I happily went to check it out and immediately fell in love with the line. In six short months Cota's designs have garnered a lot more attention in the United States, and its easy to see why.
Clearly Christian Cota has a sense of humor. He presented his line with an army of models standing on raised platforms. With perhaps, a piquant wink to that most powerful of editors, each model wore an identical Anna Wintour-like Bob wig. Maybe they brought some good luck, because Wintour herself attended the presentation, receiving a personal tour of each of the looks from Cota.
The "Cubist way of seeing" was the inspiration for the Fall line. Cota took a more graphic, geometric approach to the construction of the garments, breaking down curves and drapery into straight lines and angles. Abstract patterns of mineral tones printed on black reminded me of colorful, layered bands of sedimentary rock. The result is an edgier, tougher look for Fall that still feels dressy. There were so many pieces I would just die to own. This collection was right up my alley. Better start saving my pennies!
View our Christian Cota Fall '10 slideshow below: