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M.I.S.S. NYFW: Gottex


Gottex head designer Molly Grad makes an appearance on the runway.

Gottex head designer Molly Grad makes an appearance on the runway.

After our two sneak previews prior to Fashion Week, M.I.S.S. was finally able to catch the Gottex Spring 2010 show in the tents, and we were not disappointed!

Strong looks came down the runway, including one-shouldered suits and bandeau style suits with cutouts.

Strong looks came down the runway, including one-shouldered suits and bandeau style suits with cutouts.

I attended the show solo, and sat next to an assortment of interesting characters, including one who suspiciously resembled by neighborhood bag lady (albeit, with a killer pair of heels on though!). My seat was in the section closest to the mouth of the runway, so I did my best to try and peak backstage before the show started, and was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of a model running around in a pair of Lisa Pliner heels and bikini bottom, sans top. I had a brief moment of reflection, thinking about how overjoyed some of my male friends would be if only they were in my seat at that moment. But, that moment passed quickly and as the show geared up, I was glad that this M.I.S.S was about to watch a runway show!

Adornments such as sequins and belts were a big part of the Gottex spring 2010 look.

Adornments such as sequins and belts were a big part of the Gottex Spring 2010 look.

The collection was a series of edgy looks and strong cuts. One-shouldered pieces stomped down the runway, proving that even in a swimsuit, a singular bare shoulder can be the sexiest glimpse of skin. Following the trend from fall, many of the suits were sequined which gave them an effervescent effect. In particular, the white sequined pieces were almost blinding. But in a totally great way of course. Another popular look on the Gottex runway were cut-outs. From side cuts to belly-baring triangular slits, bold cut-outs played into head designer Molly Grad’s vision for Spring 2010. In her first line of the swimsuit legends, Grad’s prior experience designing with Stella McCartney was certainly evident. Much like McCartney, looks were sporty-esque, yet high fashion, and there was a variety of textures on display. From tight bandage-style suits accented by flowing guaze-like wraps to smart, belted strapless numbers, Gottex presented a collection that had clear direction and thought to detailing.

Check out our footage from the show below, including the finale walk!

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