Thursday, September 25, 2008
The Presentation of the CHRISTIAN COTA spring 2009 Collection
Text, Vivian G. Kelly
Images. Richard Spiegel
TIME/PLACE: New York Fashion Week,
Monday, Sept. 8th, @ noon
The Altman Building, 135 west 18th Street
Mr. Cota was first a painter, before he became a fashion designer. The collection he showed this fashion week was only his 3rd, but retailers and press were already buzzing about him. Fashion heavyweights made the trek West hoping to find those “diamonds in the rough”. Mr. Cota is certainly one of those.
When something is as beautiful and unique as these pieces, price is not an object, as retailers went on record in a recent article in wwd.com entitled, “Buyers Feel Shows Lack Pizzazz” by Sharon Edelson that ran on Sept. 12, 2008.
Said Mr. Cota, “ I was in Santorini watching the play of light on the water. I was also very inspired by the Impressionists, Renoir, in particular.”
The hand painted dresses captured his inspiration and the digital print pieces are worth close inspection.
Mr. Cota’s muse, Charlotte of Monaco and elegant jet set women who spend time in luxurious locales such as Cannes will soon be flocking to Mr. Cota’s atelier to order some of his designs. Even if you’re not a super sophisticated jet setter, wearing these clothes will make you feel the part.