Christian Siriano’s Spring and Summer Ready to Wear Collection burst down Pier 59 at 2018’s New York Fashion Week (NYFW). Christian Siriano’s latest collection was all about that volume. Long trains trailed behind his dresses and wide-brimmed hats soared over models’ heads in several looks.
Monochromatic ball gowns and pantsuits alike were strutted down the runway. Striped and floral prints were thrown on items, adding eye-catching flair between punches of bold magentas, greens, and yellows. April showers will bring May flowers again next spring, as presented by the floral theme conveyed on many of the items. The use of dark fabrics as the foundation to floral printed garments allowed for greater contrast, with the colors standing out as focal points.
The staple article in his line was the marigold yellow pencil skirt dress with layers of boa feathers popping off the neck and around the waist. The eccentric shape of this garment adds a boldness to exhibit Siriano’s confidence about the entire show. It was followed by similarly cut dresses in all-black and all-magenta.
Siriano is known as an impulsive designer with creations that flounce. His presence is the fashion industry extends beyond his own work as he has had partnerships with Payless, Layne Bryant, Victoria’s Secret, Disney, Nordstrom, Puma, and more. The 2018 Ready to Wear collection has erupted onto the scene, reinforcing his aura in the fashion realm.
A lot goes into planning for New York Fashion Week that the average person can’t see. Luxury Ready to Wear designers like Siriano must collaborate with a production company, a team of event directors, public relations, beauticians, models, and more. The key to his success is ensuring that his models truly feel their look. Sixty-five trends and styles were portrayed in his new line. Practice makes perfect and with a gig as huge as a runway slot this week, everyone involved has to get their role right to help the designer make an impact.
Though he formerly studied fashion in London under Alexander McQueen and Vivienne Westwood, Siriano’s inspiration now is to reach out to people of all cultures and backgrounds with his collection of playful pieces. His collection is shown each year in New York, but his overseas influence is prominent as his clothing is often presented in Paris. His influence doesn’t come from one country alone. Each look is made to be bold to everyone no matter his or her homeland. The daring shape to his gowns led Elle Magazine to dub him “the new king of old-school glamour.” He’s had success thus far as the youngest person to ever make Crain’s “40 Under 40” list.
You can find the Christian Siriano label retailing in 12 U.S. states. Internationally, the label is sold in England, Russia, Switzerland, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan, Canada, Kuwait, UAE, Bahrain, KSA, Qatar, Panama, and Lebanon.
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