Christian Siriano Spring 2012 Collection
We think it’s fair to say that we’ve slung our share of criticism Christian’s way, but for the first time, we have nothing but praise for him. We feel that this collection represents a major step forward for him as a designer. It’s the most modern and chic collection of looks he’s ever presented. Working in this season’s most popular colors of tangerine, coral and chartreuse (Check us out! Sounding like fashion editors, using names for colors that no one else uses!), it’s not just a collection of the exuberant gowns he’s known for, it’s also a collection full of wearable pieces, like the striped t-shirts, the jackets and cropped pants, the adorable cocktail dresses, and the chic drawstring pants and shorts. Favorites: the gorgeous pleated floor-length skirt, the striped t paired with the mermaid skirt, and the stunning tangerine strapless gown with the ruffles on the bodice. Of course he had to throw in some hugely puffy skirts at the end, but that’s fine. That’s part of who he is and he should include those types of looks when he can. What makes this collection so exciting are the many pieces and looks that precede those signature Siriano gowns. He’s truly grown up as a designer and for the first time, we feel like he had a specific woman in mind when designing these pieces. Very well done, Christian. This show was easily in our Top 5 of the week.
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