New On The Catwalk

Christian Cota


Christian Cota’s interest in the decorative arts compelled him to move to paris and study fine painting before he returned stateside to graduate from parsons school of design in 2005. He launched his label in 2007 with an inaugural collection dedicated to what has influenced his artistic sensibility most deeply: the grace of nature.

"Christian attributes his passion for fashion design to his first and greatest muses: his mother and late grandmother. ‘Their manner of dress and their poise was always an education in elegance. They define the word."

Christian Blends lush, organic forms that swoosh delicately around the body with exceptionally sharp tailoring that makes the toughest fashion critics take note.

"Karl Lagerfeld once said that change is the healthiest way to survive."

Upon viewing this virtuoso’s work, named Cota one of their “Ten Newcomers to Watch.” in 2009, he received Fashion Group International’s Women’s Ready to Wear Rising Star Award. In 2010, the council of fashion designers of America and Vogue named Christian cota a CFDA/Vogue fashion fund finalist.

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    ___ what is the best lesson you have learned about fashion since you started your collection?

    women want to feel beautiful and my goal is to design clothes that make them feel that way.

    ___ what is your favorite piece of clothing or ac- cessory in your closet?

    my father’s old dior sweater; it is comfortable, elegant and carries the history of the man i admire the most.

    ___ whom do you consider the most stylish per- son in the whole world?

    a woman who is true to herself and relevant to her time.

    ___ if you could dress one celebrity, who would it be?

    i would love to dress Queen rania of Jordan.