Christian Siriano's Fashion Show Took Us to a "Psychedelic Alternate Reality"

The Project Runway mentor and designer returned to NYC to present his Fall/Winter 2021 collection in an unforgettable show. 

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Christian Siriano is bringing bold glamour back to New York. After flawlessly executing a fashion show in his Connecticut backyard last year (due to the COVID-19 pandemic), Christian recently returned to Gotham Hall for an incredible New York Fashion Week presentation. 

On February 25, the Project Runway mentor and designer showcased his Fall/Winter 2021 collection in a show that transported onlookers to a realm filled with vibrant, silk fabrics and exaggerated garments. Backstage, Christian told BravoTV.com that the show was inspired by a "psychedelic alternate reality where we really transport ourselves into a dream kind of fantasy world." He added, "I think we need a bit of glamour, and that's what we're going to do today."

The sartorial spectacle began with models Candice Huffine, Coco Rocha, Martha Hunt, and Teddy Quinlivan on Beautyrest beds, which were placed throughout the crowd. With clothing racks nearby, the models got up, gracefully got dressed, and strutted down the runway. 

The collection itself was dreamt up by Christian after a family trip to Aspen, Colorado. "The clothes, in the beginning, they were kind of lodge-y... and had that kind of beautiful, easy feel. And then it went into the full fantasy drama world that I love so much," he shared. 

The evolution was clearly seen throughout his show. His first few looks gave off woodsy vibes with long wool coats and gray plaid two-pieces. His collection then progressed to show-stopping evening wear that exuded high-fashion, red-carpet glamour. There were pantsuits covered in psychedelic swirls, silky slip dresses in vibrant green and fuchsia hues, and of course, a selection of whimsical gowns featuring sheer, tulle fabrics, ruffles, and larger-than-life silhouettes.

For the first time ever, Christian also included thrifted pieces on the runway. Christian repurposed a few of his own designs sourced on thredUP. Each look was identified by the "Thrift Logo," a universal symbol for secondhand clothes that Christian created with thredUP.

Take a peek at Christian's latest designs below:

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