September 2008 Mercedes Benz
The Tents at Bryant Park
September 6, 2007
Photographed by Eli Ceballos
to Mardi Gras
Gideon Oberson revved up for an
autumn Mardi Gras on September 6th at New York Fashion
Week in Bryant Park. The designer is part of the
Gottex legacy, a company started by swimwear pioneers,
Lea and Armin Gottlieb in 1954 who established themselves
as the hottest designers to ever hit the beach.
The show’s theme fused Bond
girl sexiness with Rio Carnival wild, showcasing
tanned and taut ladies dawning feathered two pieces
and sleek crisscross cuts.
The 72-piece collection was presented
in chapters entitled: "Highlight," "Margarita,"
"Black Tulip," "Iris," "Moonstone,"
"Romantic," "Terra," "Finale,"
"Carnival" and "Brides." The
opening chapter, “Highlight” featured
a stunning series of black and razor yellow suits
that stretched lycra contouring to its ultimate
limits. Catering to beach beauties more interested
in mixed drinks “Margarita” models were
decked in citrus stripes with a pinch of purple
And that’s just where the
party started. One-pieces with necklines balancing
on belly buttons, lime green wraps whispering over
curvy hips, bandeau tops basking against ebony skin,
and peek-a-boo patterns were the highlights of this
extravaganza. Not to mention hot summer accessories
including peacock pareos, bold matching handbags,
and chunky chic jewelry.
Oberson ended the show by escorting
two bouncing “Brides” down the aisle,
complete with an entourage full of energy.
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