NYFW SPRING 2015 PREVIEW: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano has grown from a reality star alumni to a fashion designer staple with a flagship store on 252 Elizabeth Street, an ongoing successful shoe collection with Payless and now the launch of Silhouette, his debut fragrance in partnership with The Fragrance Group. His success is well deserved, and the momentum doesn’t seem to be stopping because his Spring/Summer 2015 collection was an abundant amount of amazing.

Australian glass artist Sergio Redegalli was Siriano’s guiding light for this collection. Of course, this source of inspiration translated into some exposing of the bare skin—not the kind that would get your account deleted on Instagram—with laser cut pleated trousers and sheer crew neck tops. Striped organza skirts both attached and not attached to tops exposed thighs, and burnout organza on a bell sleeve trench coat revealed a little bit a skin everywhere (hopefully you will wear this over clothes and expose the fabric).

Color was completely absent until a burnout organza and jacquard dot strapless dress hit the catwalk. Hues of arctic blue, navy and greens took over from here, in bubble lame tea length skirt, tiered cape with matching pants, geometric wide leg trousers and oversized outerwear. His evening wear options were obviously strong ones. Siriano has a bit of a reputation when it comes to his gowns, landing starlets on best dress lists and the arctic blue flounce overlay gown; paisley organza tiered train gown, or the green cap sleeve high-low gown would do just that. 

There were a couple of looks that should have been edited out. A basic navy crew neck, long sleeve dress was one of them. It just wasn’t strong, and if his customer, or any fashion girl for that matter had to choose between buying that, or the liquid lame front draped long sleeve dress in the same color and length, they’d go for the latter.

However, one plain dress doesn't take way from how good of a collection this is. Christian Siriano is still the most underrated American fashion designer, the Oscar de la Renta in this younger crowd of fashion and in due time, the industry, and the woman who desires to dress up will recognize this. — NIGEL ISAIAH