New York Fashion Week Spring ’10. Christian Siriano Brings the Classical Elements of Earth, Water and Fire to RTW.

September 12, 2009 • New York Fashion Week Spring '10

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Project Runway alum Christian Siriano wowed the celebrity-packed audience with a Mediterranean-inspired collection that was dramatic, and overall, very, very cool. The looks progressed from an alluring nude motif into a unique fabric print, created using an aerial photograph of the Italian coastline, flipped, modified and repeated. Sometimes the print incorporated bright volcano colors of orange and fuchsia, while other times it was saturated with the blues of the ocean. The effect was a lush graphic feel that was both luxurious, yet refined. The crowd was especially taken with Siriano's second-to-last look — a strapless gown constructed of layers of chiffon and tulle that elicited many oohs and ahhs. Front-row fans included Tori Spelling, Mina Suvari, Nina Garcia, Tim Gunn and Kelly Rowland.

Color Palette: Blush, stone, white, fuchsia, blue and orange.

Fabrics & Textures: Cotton, chiffon, metallic linen, textured silk, silk organza, leather, satin, viscose, jersey, tulle.

Key Looks: Silk chiffon two toned halter dress, leather and chiffon motorcross jacket in blush with cotton slim fit trouser; viscose fitted funnel neck dress in khaki with oceanic print piping; silk charmeuse dress with neck scarf in oceanic print and viscose motorcross jacket with oceanic print piping, silk chiffon-layered goddess gown; crocodile embossed zip front dress; satin-faced organza draped strapless gown with beaded bodice; chiffon and tulle-layered ombre gown in blush and volcanic.

Andra Naylor
Photos: NY Mag

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