If I didn’t realize that Christian Cota was the fashion industry’s next big thing before I attended his presentation at the Metropolitan Pavilion during Fashion Week, I do now.
Vogue editor Anna Wintour’s inaugural visit to see Cota’s collection sealed his designer-to-watch status. The models even donned blonde bobbed wigs that resembled Wintour’s trademark hairstyle.
The collection notes describe Cota’s inspiration from Cubism. Â ”Perspectives multiplied, and collapsed. Organic forms disassembled, and puzzled back together angle by angle. Â Representation of the thing itself replaced by representation of the endless way of seeing it. Â Look again and again.”
The buzz-worthy young designer’s Fall/Winter 2010 collection featured lean silhouettes embellished by jagged draping, metallic sheen, and geometric techniques.
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