Celebrity Fashion


It’s only his fourth season showing under his namesake label, and Christian Cota, who recently won the Fashion Group International’s Rising Star Award, is one of fashion’s most exciting up-and-coming designers.  His Fall/Winter 2009 collection did not disappoint.


There was a painterly quality to many of his pieces, which the designer said were inspired by nature – a theme that came through particularly well in a black and beige look that reminded me of the Narciso Rodriguez dress First Lady Michelle Obama wore when her husband received the presidential nomination – only Cota’s was a younger, cooler version.

As with many of the collections we’ve seen so far, there was a futuristic vibe to many of the pieces – especially the printed ones – and an emphasis on billowing shoulders creating a modern day version of a power suit with clean, sleek lines.

There was a beautiful play between geometric details and fluid draping and the prints, inspired by the flecked surfaces of Chrysocalla, Palasite Meteorite and Mexico’s native Acanthite (silver sulfide), were a wonderful complement to the monochromatic pieces.

Lastly, the jewelry, provided by Kara Ross, who herself is often inspired by nature (she’s a certified gemologist), provided beautiful finishing touches to the looks. 

Images courtesy of the Fashion Spot forums.