Project Runway Season 4 winner Christian Siriano presented his Fall 2009 Collection at The Salon in Bryant Park for NY Fashion Week last night and managed to showcase a fairly stunning collection of designs. While many of us are mourning the lack of real Project Runway-ness this NY Fashion Week, we can take heart that one of its former winners is still in the biz of creating and showing fabulous clothing designs. Here are a few of Christian’s pieces and some commentary from the New York Post:
Christian Siriano is all about skinny legs and cool, voluminous pieces. His coats had all kinds of interesting billowy, stacked, winged and sculpted sleeves. In fact, these kinds of fabric manipulations were seen throughout the collection on blouses, skirts and dresses to much success. This designer has grown an incredible amount since his “Project Runway” win just a year ago. His work has gone from kitschy and costume-y to actually fashionable, particularly in the latter half of his collection, which featured floaty dresses and gowns we wouldn’t be surprised to see on a red carpet soon. It seems Siriano still has the Bravo mantle to carry. His audience was loaded with former “Project Runway” contestants (aka losers) and Countess LuAnn Shopsalot, or whatever her purchased name is, from “The Real Housewives of New York.” Tori Spelling, who provided the jewelry for the show, was also holding court.
Oh yeah, the boy’s got talent … it’s crazy how much creativity and style Christian’s design aesthetic entails. While I must admit that early on during his season of Project Runway Christian (and his antics in particular) rubbed me the wrong way, I really came to see the genius in his talent. He absolutely deserved to win his season of the show and his continuing body of work just proves how much of an exciting designer he really is. After the jump, check out a few more of his Fall ’09 pieces as well as video of his entire collection making its way down the runway at NY Fashion Week last night …
What a great collection. Again, if this ain’t proof that Christian Siriano is a fashion designer with a long career ahead of him then I don’t know what is. The guy is still in his early 20s! It really is something to see talent of this magnitude continue to flourish. And to think, we were able to bear witness to the early scope of his talents on Project Runway. Argh … which is why the show needs to be back on the air! It really is the only competitive reality TV program that showcases actual talent … as is evident by Christian’s stunning show. Well done!!
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