On September 14, I attended the Rosa Cha Spring Summer 2011 runway show at the Lincoln Center during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. I have to admit I wasn't familiar with Rosa Cha prior to seeing the show but I certainly won't forget this supercool high-fashion swimwear label anytime soon. Designer Alexandre Herchcovitch, a Brazilian designer who has his own eponymous fashion line as well, turned out a dramatic assortment of sexy lingerie-inspired bikinis, one-piece bathing suits and micro-mini dresses that were at once futuristic and retro, hearkening back to the perfecto jacket of the eighties. I loved the graphic use of colors, floral prints and black colorblocking but for a fashion week newbie such as myself, it was hard to concentrate on the clothes (or lack thereof) in the presence of such rare humans, ie. the models, including such beauties as Chanel Iman (shown above). Wow.
More photos and show notes after the jump!