Gottex S/S 2011

Wednesday September 15, 2010
The Theater

Technology fused with luxury was the theme for Spring 2011 at Gottex, all created to “accentuate the female form.” As this is swimwear, I would hope the latter goes without saying, however the technological aspects shown through loud & clear in this collection that is, as one observer noted aloud within ear shot of me “really beautiful swimwear for really beautiful women who lounge by really beautiful pools, but never swim.”

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Trina Turk S/S 2011

Thursday September 9, 2010
Showroom

“Palm Spring Eternal” is the theme for Trina Turk´s latest showing. This presentation was not only fun but showcased amazing pieces, set with 5 different stages, Trina introduced a wide variety of styles, fabrics and silhouettes.

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Jen Kao S/S 2011

Thursday September 9, 2010
Milk Studios

Colored sand art covered the runway as the guests arrived for the Jen Kao Spring 2011 collection show leaving little doubt that we were in for fashion’s version of a trip to an island in a tropical locale.  When the dulcet tones of Chris Isaac’s “I Want to Fall In Love”

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Dennis Basso S/S 2011

Tuesday September 14, 2010
The Stage

Fresh off their lunches on Madison Avenue, UES ladies were seen chomping at the bit to get their hands on the latest designs by their beloved & noticeably thinner designer, Dennis Basso. 

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Chris Benz S/S 2011

Monday September 13, 2010
Rubenstein Pavilion

Vintage inspirations are to Chris Benz what Americana is to Tommy Hilfiger or Architecture is to Yeohlee. This season Mr. Benz doesn’t make stray one iota from this statement, but, as with his previous offerings, this collection doesn’t look the least bit wholly vintage.

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Christian Cota S/S 2011

Saturday September 11, 2010
Rubenstein Atrium

The “depths of the Yucatan” jungle proved inspirational to Christian Cota this season as this self proclaimed fan of the presentation format of showing, opted this season for a runway format in a modern vaulted space directly across from the Tents in Lincoln Center.

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Doo.ri S/S 2011

Friday September 10, 2010
Eyebeam

In what was perhaps the entire season’s most singular note show, Doo.ri showed a collection for Spring 2011 that was 90% White & 10% pale Khaki mixed with White.

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Rachel Roy S/S 2011

Tuesday September 14, 2010
Library of the Performing Arts

9 dress forms set along a wall greeted the guests to the Rachel Roy Spring 2011 presentation. On each was an interpretation of a trench coat & proved an ingenious way to highlight an outerwear collection without ever hiding any of the pieces that are normally shown below the outerwear.

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