If there was such a thing as Haute Couture for Swimwear then Gottex would be it. Molly Grad went all out design with the Spring 2011 Collection shown at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York. Grad shows an amazing command of materials. Fusing technology and luxury there were fantastic combinations of foiled metal Lycra and rock crystals, runched Lycra and hammered titanium metals, and of course, filmy floating silk caftan capes. Many of the bikinis had high waisted bottoms, as in above the belly button. Every spectacular piece was designed with geometric shaping, embellishments or fabulous accessories designed to enhance and worship the female body. Most of the suits were in the blue palette but one magnificent ensemble was the hottest melon on the planet. Also remarkable was the presentation of each look, bikinis were laced up over mini dresses, tiny capes worn over bikinis, sequins were printed to match fabric, dress cover ups were crocheted from metallic yarns, belts were matched to collars encrusted with huge iridescent ink blue stones. And all was sent down the runway to a throbbing sexy beat as models flaunted the most fabulous swimsuit collection of the year.