Summary: As new creative director at Rosa Cha, Alexander Herchcovitch created a sophisticated Spring Collection – Special Edition of swimwear for 2010. His muse is an elegant woman who can go from the beach or pool to a more refined setting by simply wearing a dress over her swimsuit. The collection included coverup dresses, tops, pants and jumpsuits that could possibly be worn on their own. The high waisted retro white two piece with dotted glistening crystal applique seemed to get crowd approval when it opened on the runway. The architecturally constructed bandeau tops looked comfortable, covered up and tasteful and would enhance full or small busted women. The white strapless matching dress cover ups were chic on their own, and I even liked the jumpsuit version.
But back to reality, because white with dotted crystal does require a certain setting, there was also nice chambray grouping, which works well on many skin tones. But the classic black and white stripe pieces were knock-out! They looked fresh and classic and a for a moment maybe a bit 'Barbie' – only without the zebra print! The gold chain hardware detail embellishing some of these suits was just enough, done just right. The orange and yellow suits with woven together element fit beautifully but regretfully reminded me of those loomed loop potholders that we all made as kids.
Color Palette: white, black, chambray, orange and yellow
Fabrics & Textures: crystal applique, dotting, color blocking, gold chain detail, grommets, weaves, layered swimwear, and stripes
Key Looks: High waisted bottom and dotted bandeau top with bow and crystal applique; Dotted Strapless dress with crystal applique, Striped kimono top and striped foldover low-rise bottom with gold chain details and layered triangle top; Striped high rise shorts and striped bandeau top
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