MBFW: Did Brad Goreski Have a Moment at the Christian Siriano Spring ’13 Show? We Did!
A fantasyland of pastels, feathers (yes, feathers) and scrumptious creations tickled our hearts at the vision of Christian Siriano’s spring!
Christian Siriano has clearly grown since his days on Project Runway. That dark, dramatic aesthetic that he coined on the reality show has evolved into a more colorful and wearable style, though it remains just as intricate and complex as always.
Pretty pastels, watercolor prints, pearls, and white feathers were abundant. Name a feminine detail and it appeared in Christian Siriano’s collection!
The show kicked off with a pastel pink and white polka dot ensemble: cropped pants and a structured top. The juxtaposition of the youthful girly details and the clean structured suit set the stage for the rest of the show. Then came a slew of flowy pieces in a unique peach and robin’s egg blue watercolor print. Clothing and colors transitioned into a minty blue palette, including a stunning leather shift dress and a sequin pantsuit that I wouldn’t mind having in my work wardrobe!
Oh my! Here’s my favorite part of the collection: white silk dresses embellished with pearls and white feathers. One in particular I can’t get out of my mind was a long sleeve, deep v-neck gown with pearls adorning the shoulders and sleeves. My reaction? I just found my wedding dress (five years early, but hey, I’m prepared).
As the music grew louder, you could tell his showstoppers were just around the corner. My jaw literally dropped when a lilac and pink gown, layered in tulle stomped down the runway. Just as I thought this had to be the finale, three models entered in pastel tulle dresses, the cocktail versions of the previous showstopper gown. As they walked the runway in unison, I’m pretty sure Brad Goreski seated in the front row cried a little. It was the perfect ending to a well-rounded collection of which every single piece I’d like to have in my closet!
Amanda Holstein is a special Fashion Week Betty correspondent, and the author of Advice from a Twenty Something.