Christian Siriano on new collection & four-season collaboration
Image source: Four Seasons
Christian Siriano Don’t know where to start when describing spring summer 2023 collectionwhich the 36-year-old designer debuted on September 7, kicking off New York Fashion Week.
“There are so many things that are inspiring me right now,” Siriano told POPSUGAR. “Young artists have amazing abstract paintings, such as Meighan Morrison, Ewa Matyja and Gee Gee Collins. I am also currently inspired by furniture pieces from the 1950s and 1960s. ”
Siriano’s spring/summer ’23 collection is not only about what’s next for the warm-weather months of the new year, but also about “being inspired in the moment,” he explains. “I wanted to do something that our customers would be excited about right now, as well as stand the test of time. I love the idea of bringing beauty back into our lives with a collection of tailored suits, couture-like elements, and feminine evening dresses with interesting shapes and silhouettes.”
For historical reference, he studied some of the most stylish women of the 20th century, including Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn, Bianca Jagger, Judy Garland, Ava Gardner and Elizabeth Taylor. The latter is more than just a muse for Siriano — Taylor’s former New York City home served as the setting for the September 7 show, where editors, celebrities, and other stylists industry gatherings to watch the collection’s premiere.
“We all have a bit of an old Hollywood aura in us,” says Siriano. “So my hope is that the collection will take you to another time and help you express your inner style icon.”
This designer has been a red carpet favorite over the years, dressing everyone from Lizzo arrive Lady Gaga arrive Michelle Obama. An important fashion moment especially important for Siriano? When Billy Porter walked the red carpet at the 2019 Oscars.
“Billy Porter at the Oscars in a tuxedo very iconic and will always be one of the first that comes to my mind,” he recalls. Not only was this the first man to wear a cape on the red carpet, but it also contributed significantly to the culture of how to dress, especially to gender-bending fashion. “
In addition to his latest collection, Siriano is celebrating something else this season: a new partnership with Four Seasons. Because NYFWSiriano collaborated with Four Seasons New York Downtown on the Letters of Love experience, designing six exclusive sketches to be printed on postcards.
Fashion lovers as well as hotel guests can visit the pop-up from September 9-14 and write a postcard for a loved one. Calligrapher Viviane Rodrigues will handwrite the recipient’s address and Four Seasons will process the postage and deliver the postcard. Guests can also enjoy complimentary gelato to cool off between performances.
“I really enjoyed working with Four Seasons on this project,” said Siriano. “These cards are really beautiful and classy, and can be used in so many different ways. Design and creativity are in my DNA, and it’s always exciting when I’m asked to create something different. beyond clothes.”
Siriano especially enjoys the versatility of postcards, whether they are sent to a loved one as a sweet keepsake or as a place to write down a few lines of inspiration. “It’s also an added bonus that they’re hotel-specific and you can’t buy them anywhere,” he said. “The whole idea is to have a beautiful, romantic sketch for people to fall in love with.”
For example, one postcard features a crisp, tailored suit paired with a vintage hat box, while another shows a shoulder-strap cape with detailing. impressive bow.
“I want it to be like Sex and the city, where everyone is related to a character; Everyone can associate a sketch, whether it’s a pink evening gown or a girl in a plaid suit,” said Siriano. Just make it more personal to send to someone. It feels really special when someone has to sit and think about how they feel and what to say to you. “