Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Promising newcomer Christian Cota began thinking about the outdoors and performance clothing while designing his current collection, which led him to thinking of mountaineers, rock climbers and civilizations in high altitudes – Tibetans, Andeans and Himalayans. Snow leopard motifs, draping inspired by Tibetan robes and utilitarian details were the result of his outdoorsy inspirations, and Cota’s new foray with fur worked perfectly with the theme. A mix of basics – wide-leg trousers, wrap dresses – and more directional items like hand-painted blazers and two-toned pants – showcased the young designer’s range and proved he has a bright future ahead.
Color: Taupe and beige / Shades of grey / Vibrant red / Chocolate brown / Black / Gold
Key Items: Wide-leg trousers / Long skirts / Fur shift / Ankle-length jacquard cardigan / Draped dresses
Materials: Felted wool / Lamb skin / Jersey / Silk crepe / Textured chiffon / Jacquard knit / Fox fur / Laser-cut leather / Stretch ponte
Details + Trim: Draping and wrapping / Toggles / Detachable sleeves / Hoods / Fur panels / Spiral cuts
Print + Pattern: Snow leopard / Reptile motifs / Abstract texture prints
Accessories + Footwear: Fur collars / Knit funnel scarves / Fabric belts / Lug-sole platform hybrid with hair-calf uppers / Lug-sole tall boots / Lace-up tall boots / Haircalf strappy boots (Footwear collaboration with Aldo)
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