NYFW AW2014: Christian Siriano

Siriano soars at NYFW this season. Providing, of course, that he sets out to whet the appetites of the neo café society, he rarely falters, notably, more so than ever with AW14’s luscious smorgasbord for aesthetes the world over, cue the long, defiant darlings topped off by sleek Heather Huey hats. Accordingly, the millinery marvels encoded the opulent zeitgeist Siriano desired, adhering to the apex of a 1950s haut monde elegance.

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Plucking the iconic muse of Irving Penn, sphinx sculpted Lisa Fonssagrives, directly from the almost unreal era of hyper-stylized, meticulously perfected female forms, Siriano quipped “she was his muse, and ours as well”, thus, sowing the striking monochromatic seeds that inject a dose of jaunty modernity to a couture infused collection. Alpaca clad females, tinted in the most refined aquamarine and quartz jewel tones, lead the way, introducing the soft, tranquil rounded shoulders, which eventually became superseded by lavish celebrations of silk faille, ruffled, ruched and draped with the kind of finesse mildly reminiscent of Cristobal Balenciaga.

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Whilst flamboyant, the unabashed volumes of astute, dark and dusky, jet-black fabrics were perfectly in tune with the appeal of a shimmering effortless glam, and next to this, there was a definite, evidently alluring, response to the modern daywear field, rounding off an effectively favourable collection. With a nod to the fervour for tantalizing tactile accompaniments, an innate understanding of statuesque silhouettes, originally immortalised by the likes of Penn, Siriano has stuck to his guns, illustrating a genuine conception of beauty that continues to regale his audiences.

By Liam Feltham

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