Inspired by Cubism and the concept of deconstructing pieces and putting them back together, Christian Cota delivered a beautifully sophisticaed yet edgy Fall/Winter 2010 collection. Filled with fun, flirty frocks, he experimented wtih various painting techniques to create bold patterns and sharp edges. With a variety of daytime pieces, cocktail dresses and long evening gowns, this collection not only experimented with multiple perspectives but multiple looks.
Cota's color palette consisted of crimson, cool sapphire, marigold, copper, purple, black and metallic silver. Prints resembled light reflections through a prism, with shapes converging at various angles, creating striking lines. Focusing on a new way to introduce structure to his looks, he ventured into what for him was a bit of an unknown, leaving behind the soft draping of previous seasons for a more geometric, angular aesthetic.
A favorite for me was a textured chiffon, long-sleeved, printed v-ckeck drop-waist dress, styled with a black belt, tights and booties (perfect for lunch or cocktails with friends), while a long-sleeved gown in a pewter-coated lace with a zig-zag, tone-on-tone design is without a doubt red carpet-worthy. Sometimes moving outside your comfort zone can open your eyes and lead to greatness...and for Christian Cota, such was the case - Bravo!
~ Guest Writer Jill Carey for Stylewhipped.com