Whenever it comes to combining art with fashion, one can always count on Christian Siriano. Fashion designer Siriano just reinforced this statement with his latest pre-fall 2017 collection, the motifs of which takes us to Poland, drawn by the creative hands of artist Renata Brzozowska.
In the creative process of designing his Christian Siriano pre-fall 2017 collection, Siriano surrounded himself with pictures of Brzozowska’s paintings, Victorian portraitures and even illustrations of birds, the patterns and inspirations of which are clearly visible throughout the line-up’s pieces.
From contemporary artist Renata Brzozowska, Siriano managed to capture the painter’s dynamicity and elegance, combined together in most of her paintings, including portraits of ethereally dynamic ballerinas. From the Victorian age, Siriano captured unapologetically dramatic and theatric aesthetics that, as he often manages to do, got skillfully translated to their more contemporary counterparts.
Illustrations of birds are easily to be found in the lookbook’s background and on the staples as well, the patterns of which got either printed on the fabrics, or abstractly transposed in the form of tulle frills and “winged shoulders”.
Thanks to his romantic appeal for the Victorian age, Siriano managed to reinvent structured shoulders and butterfly sleeves into something more dynamic, if not fairytale-like, which is just perfect for both those who love to make a statement through fashion, or just prefer to cover themselves more without giving up on style.
For these reasons, instead of solely focusing on a Victorian age-approved dark-toned palette, for his Christian Siriano pre-fall 2017 collection, the designer served us an abounding number of delicate and jocose pastel hues, such as light blue and pink, which definitely light up most of the garments’ imposing and heavy figures.
Siriano’s lineup is, in fact, an intersectional, conscious kind of pre-fall collection, which was created keeping in mind its internationally different target audience. “We have a lot of customers that want to be covered but still want to look cool and interesting,” declared Siriano in his showroom.
Aside from the beautifully constructed staples, such as the dramatic mermaid dresses, the asymmetrical necklines, the roomy sleeves and the jaw-dropping pleated skirts, what amazes most is Siriano’s capability of treating each one of his customers to something that is highly versatile, covetable and 100% respectful of one’s culture, which is no small feat indeed. Instead of creating two separate lines, he proved fashion can definitely unite different worlds together under one single roof.
Photos courtesy of Vogue