Friday, September 18, 2009

Fashion Week Review: Christian Siriano

For risk of overexposure, it may serve well for reality TV show star Christian Siriano to temper down on putting his name on everything from shoes to makeup lines.  Yet, after seeing his Spring 2010 collection, it is easily understood why retailers flock to him for a bit of his creative touches.

The Siriano runway is dominated with lush couture that are elegant and sophisticated. For such a young designer, Siriano created looks that were mature beyond his years. Yet, his looks exuded a vibrance which only a young designer could make.

Take for example his pairings of punky platforms with spiky heels with couture-like ball gowns (and the silk falle and gazar!), or an elegant pantsuit cut beautifully with a wicked strong shoulder.

It is no wonder why luxury retailer Saks Fifth Avenue recently installed some of Siriano's Fall 2009 creations on its design floor labeled "29 designers that defined style." To be included among the ranks of other design masters such as Oscar De La Renta, or Marc Jacobs (or YSL!), it is the biggest complement any young designers could receive. -- Edith Moy. 

See a video of the show here.

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