Christian Siriano’s Spring/Summer 2011 show was one of the most anticipated shows for fashion week. It was ideal that his show was one of the first shows to kickoff one of the most important weeks in the fashion industry.
Christan Siriano first showcased his work while being a contestant and winner of season 4 on project runway. Before Project Runway, Siriano was no stranger of the fashion industry since he interned with two of the greatest, Vivienne Westwood and the late Alexander McQueen.
Since Siriano has won Project Runway, He has had major collaborations with Payless, Victoria Secrets, and Starbucks. Christan Siriano first debuted his collection at New York Fashion Week for Spring 2009 and has participated in New York Fashion Week Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010 and now Spring 2011.
He describes this Spring/Summer 2011 collection as being “affordable for all customers.” While watching the show, I was very impressed. This collection was part sports wear, resort and couture all in one. The color scheme was not the norm for the Spring and Summer color trend, yet it worked for the collection with bronze, gold, red maroon and turquoise.
Siriano used a lot of his signature prints which he is famous for and he also used snake skin with a full snake skin 3/4 length skirt and blazer to match. He said his inspiration for the colors and the collection were different countries like Africa and China. All his shoes were very Alexander McQueen inspired and will be sold at Payless in the Spring. He wanted the shoes to have “different closures and textural” and to have the “man made” look.
The final piece, in my opinion, was the best piece. The dress was a floor length form fitting dress with organza going from the shoulder, across the dress and to the bottom of the dress. Such a beautiful dress to to close out a beautiful collection. I can’t wait to shop this collection.