CHRISTIAN SIRIANO FALL 18 – ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

CHRISTIAN SIRIANO FALL 18 – ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION

“I’M PROUD TO CELEBRATE PEOPLE FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE ON THE RUNWAY AND BRING THE WORLD OF GLAMOUR BACK” – CHRISTIAN SIRIANO

“I WANT THE MODELS TO FEEL GOOD IN THE CLOTHES, AND THE AUDIENCE FEELS THAT AND IT’S NICE TO SEE THAT” – CHRISTIAN SIRIANO

 

73 STUNNING LOOKS! (ABOVE ARE JUST A FEW PERSONAL FAVS)

CHRISTIAN SIRIANO, FASHION’S SWEETHEART CELEBRATED HIS 10TH ANNIVERSARY AT THE GRAND LODGE IN NEW YORK AND IT WAS A SIGHT TO BEHOLD. THE AUDIENCE WAS IN AWE OF HIS BEAUTIFULLY DIVERSE RANGE OF MODELS, THAT EXHIBITED SUCH CONFIDENCE AND JOY IN HIS GARMENTS, ALL YOU COULD DO WAS WATCH IN EXCITEMENT AND ANTICIPATION.

 

A BLAST FROM THE PAST, WE WERE GIVEN EVERYTHING THAT SIRIANO HAS EVER DONE AND MORE…FROM GOWNS, TO SLIP DRESSES, FAUX FUR, PANTSUITS AND EVEN MEN’S! IT ALL STARTED WITH ASHLEY GRAHAM IN A LONG VIBRANT RED COAT, BELTED JUST UNDER THE CHEST WITH MATCHING RED OVER THE KNEE BOOTS (PVC WITH FUR STOCKINGS…ICONIC), AND YOU CAN’T IGNORE THE OVER EXAGGERATED LAPEL THAT FLAPS OVER HER SHOULDERS! THE NEXT MODEL, IN A SIMILAR LOOK, THIS TIME THE COLOUR SCHEME WAS BURGUNDY, MATCHING THE GRAND LODGE FLOORS. HER SUNGLASSES, AND HAND TUCKED INTO HER POCKETS GAVE THE FEEL OF A CELEBRITY AVOIDING THE CHAOS OF PAPARAZZI.

 

SIS! WATCHING THE PINK FUR COAT MOVE ALONGSIDE THE MODEL WHILE SHOWING A SNIPPET OF THE SILKY LINING, JUST MAKES YOU WANT YOUR OWN. I WOULD DEFINITELY GO ABOUT MY EVERYDAY LIFE IN THAT COAT, MON- SUN, ALL DAY, EVERYDAY.

 

BAGS HELD ALONG THE ARM OR HELD BY HAND.

 

NOW HEADING INTO THE DRESS AND STAND OUT FUR THROWS WHICH MAKE A BEAUTIFUL CONTRAST AGAINST A BLACK SHEER PRINTED TURTLE NECK AND SHINING BLACK TROUSERS WITH WHITE CONTRASTING STITCHING, DOWN THE FRONT AND SIDE SEAMS (A TREND WE ARE ALL LOVING). AS WELL AS CUT OUT NECKLINES AND SLITS ALONG THE THIGH, SIRIANO KNOWS HOW TO MAKE HIS MODELS FEEL SO FREE AND CONFIDENT AND THIS IS EVIDENT THROUGH EVERY STRUT!

 

FLARED AND RUFFLED SLEEVES.

 

THE PHENOMENAL ACTRESS, SELMA BLAIR WEARING A NUDE CATSUIT FROM HER NECK DOWN TO HER FEET COMPLETELY SHOCKED ME, AS IT LOOKED LIKE A FULL SUIT THAT ALLOWS YOU SLIP YOUR FEET INTO THE BUILT STILETTO. IN EFFECT IT WAS THIGH HIGH BOOTS IN THE EXACT SAME FABRIC AND PRINT! WHO NEEDS THE TYPICAL CAMOUFLAGE PRINT WHEN YOU CAN USE THE SAME PRINT FOR BOTH THE BODY OF THE GARMENT AND SHOES.

 

THE SHORT SNIPPET OF MENSWEAR HAD EVERYONE HYPED TO SEE A SHIMMERY TANK TOP (I CAN ALSO SEE MYSELF WEARING THIS), CONTRASTING WHITE STITCHED SHORTS. A CONSTANT TECHNIQUE WE ARE OBSESSING OVER IN THIS COLLECTION, SIRIANO DOES NOT STOP THERE, AS IT’S MATCHED WITH ACCESSORIES: A SHOPPER BAG, ENTITLED “PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE” AND SUNGLASSES FINISHING WITH BRIGHT NEON PINK SNEAKERS WITH EXPOSED FUR WRAPPED AROUND THE FRONT.

 

CRYSTAL VELVET BALL GOWNS AND DRESSES, GRACED THE RUNWAY IN ALL STYLES AND NECKLINES. FROM STRAPLESS, TO ONE SHOULDER WITH A SUPER HIGH SLIT AT THE THIGH AND SLIP DRESSES WITH SLITS IN THE MIDDLE. I DON’T KNOW WHAT’S MORE VERSATILE, SIRIANO’S MODELS OR HIS GARMENTS. THE SPARKLY VELVET FABRIC IS EXTENDED INTO A PANT SUIT AND AN EXQUISITE HEADPIECE WITH FEATHERS. THE HEADPIECE ALONE IS A WORK OF ART!

 

EMBROIDERY AND SPARKLY EMBELLISHMENTS.

 

SILHOUETTES WITH CONTRASTING RED AND PINK COLOUR BLOCK.

 

MIRRORED CRYSTAL SEQUINS CREATING A BOLD AND FIERCE FEEL TO THE GARMENT.

 

FROM FABULOUS REDS TO BLACK THEN A SURPRISING YET SATISFYING CHANGE WITH DANIELLE BROOKS IN A BLUEY DREAM GOWN THAT COMPLIMENTED HER SO STUNNINGLY.

 

AS THE MODELS WALKED AROUND ONE ANOTHER AND GATHERED AT THE STAIRCASE, THE ROOM APPEARED TO BE FILLED WITH SO MUCH HAPPINESS, THE MODELS THEMSELVES LOOKED GOOD AND NO ONE COULD TELL YOU THAT THEY DIDN’T FEEL GOOD! THAT IS WHAT CHRISTIAN SIRIANO HAS DONE SO EFFORTLESSLY. BY ALLOWING WOMEN OF ALL RACES, SHAPES AND SIZES TO FEEL EQUALLY BEAUTIFUL IN A WORLD THAT CONTINUALLY MAKES US FEEL INSECURE. THE GARMENTS AND ACCESSORIES SPOKE FOR THEMSELVES AS EACH ONE HAD THEIR OWN STORY AND SIGNIFICANCE AND IT ALMOST FELT LIKE THE MODELS WERE IN THEIR DREAM DRESSES, THE DRESSES YOU DREAM OF HAVING FOR PROM OR YOUR WEDDING! AS A BLACK WOMAN MYSELF HEARING HOW “BEAUTIFUL” CHRISTIAN SIRIANO MAKES LESLIE JONES FEEL AND OTHER CELEBRITIES, WHEN OTHER DESIGNERS FAIL TO RECOGNISE THE IMPORTANCE OF CELEBRATING RACE AND BODY POSITIVITY. IT WAS A WELL-DESERVED AWARD FOR SIRIANO AS ‘TIME MAGAZINE’S 100 MOST INFLUENTIAL PEOPLE’ BECAUSE HE IS NOT AFRAID TO CHANGE THE WAY WE VIEW ONE OTHER IN THE INDUSTRY.

 

THANK YOU, CHRISTIAN!

 

OH AND DID I MENTION THE FRONT ROW CONSISTED OF CLIENTS AND CELEBRITY FRIENDS LIKE WHOOPI GOLDBERG (ONE OF HIS FIRST EVER CLIENTS), MEG RYAN, CARDI B, JAIMIE ALEXANDER AND SARAH REFFERTY.

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