Christian Cota RTW Fall 2012

Christian Cota RTW Fall 2012

Working with local artisans in Mexico, the designer combined floral embroideries and weaves with Aztec prints inspired by his native country.

Christian Cota RTW Spring 2012

Christian Cota RTW Spring 2012

The Mexico City native took a trip to Tulum and found inspirations in its ocean hues and underground rivers.

Christian Cota RTW Fall 2011

Christian Cota RTW Fall 2011

Inspired by a recent hiking trip, the designer readied his girl for an expedition into the unknown.

Christian Cota RTW Spring 2011

Christian Cota RTW Spring 2011

Christian Cota drew on “nature’s fluid irregularities fused with modernity’s sharp structure” for his spring lineup.

Christian Cota RTW Fall 2010

Christian Cota RTW Fall 2010

Draping and hand-painted elements are the young designer’s calling cards.

Christian Cota RTW Spring 2010

Christian Cota RTW Spring 2010

Christian Cota’s fourth outing was his strongest to date.

Easy-Going Rose Byrne at Christian Cota

Among the editors taking in Christian Cota’s presentation was Rose Byrne, who has worn his designs on two recent red-carpet occasions.

Christian Cota RTW Fall 2009

Christian Cota RTW Fall 2009

Inspired by geology, Cota developed beautifully complex prints and textures from photographs of cracked stones and crystals.

Christian Cota RTW Spring 2009

Christian Cota RTW Spring 2009

This might only be his third season, but Christian Cota’s spring collection — inspired by impressionist art — glowed.

Christian Cota, Fall 2008 New York

Christian Cota RTW Fall 2008

In his well-executed sophomore collection, Christian Cota’s best pieces…