>The PREVIEW: Molly Grad’s GOTTEX spring 2011 Collection

7 Sep

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TEXT, VIVIAN KELLY
Image, courtesy of Atelier Public Relations

A year ago, last July, at Mercedes Benz Miami Fashion Week Swim, I was devastated to learn that GIDEON OBERSON, the maestro of sexy WEARABLE swimwear wouldn’t be designing for Gottex anymore. LOU IACOVELLI,co-founder of Atelier PR introduced me to the new Gottex designer, a willowy brunette, MOLLY GRAD, who could easily have been mistaken as a model.
Her first attempt at GOTTEX captured some of the glamour GIDEON infused the brand with, and there were some stunners, such as the mushroom patent leather one-piece. All in all, a promising start.
The preview sketch indicates that the upcoming s/s2011 collection will be glamorous and sexy, yes, but always in a refined way. “Sexy” is NOT in your face [I didn’t buy enough fabric] as at BEACH BUNNY SWIM or ED HARDY SWIM.
Ladies who fancy themselves lounging on a beautiful sailboat or yacht, be sure to check-out TheFE’s post-show review after GOTTEX’s September 15th 2p.m. show at Lincoln Center’s Theater.
I’m expecting big things from Molly on this round now that she’s had time to grow-into her position and give it her own special twist.

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