*This feature is part of Sorrelli for Fashion Pulse Daily Exclusive New York Fashion Week Runway Coverage
The Show: Christian Siriano Fall 2013
The Theme: The Golden Age of the Russian Opera
The Color Palette: Black, white, gold, and fuchsia
The Best of the Colletion: This season marks Christian Siriano’s tenth collection and fifth year at
New York Fashion Week. To commemorate the milestone, the Project Runway winner drew inspiration from the golden age of the Russian Opera, the lavish interiors of Saint Petersburg’s Mariinsky Theatre and the Russian military.
Rich hues and luxe fabrics were prominent as sultry models took to the runway draped in buttery leather, faux shearling, gold lame, sequins, and gold beaded mesh. A grouping of metallic fuchsia wool pieces included a strapless a-line cocktail
dress, while the show closed on an eveningwear note with luxe gowns chock full of gold filigree, velvet, black tulle and sequins.
Models also wore Christian’s own shoe collection, which boasted sculptural pumps in metallic and velvet finishes with exaggerated heels and intricate ornamentation, and will be slightly reworked for Payless stores nationwide in the coming months.