Vivid colors, tons of texture, and super femme and flattering shapes fill Christian Siriano’s Spring 2014 collection. In fact, the newly engaged designer put this multi-dimensional collection together with the celebration of women in mind. We caught up with the lovely and incredibly friendly Christian backstage and got the details on his inspiration behind the look. Check it out!
OK! Magazine: So tell us about the inspiration behind the collection?
Christian Siriano: It was really inspired by a trip I took. I went to Isla Mujeres, which is a small island in Mexico. I just loved being there. I felt so good about myself. I love the people. I love going to the market and watching these women create their own handmade textiles with raffias and woven fabrics. You are going to see a lot of handmade textiles and a lot of woven raffia, French-knot techniques. I love that the women there really celebrate themselves. I’m not the designer that’s doing oversized, slouchy, edgy, and cool. It’s about dressing more of a real body and people that want to play with color and shape.
OK!: Since this collection is about celebrating a women, who would you want to see in this collection?
CS: I don’t think it is anyone specific. I love that all the pieces in the collection can be worn different ways. You can take a cool raffia jacket and pair it with a slim pant and that girl can be a little bit edgier and cool. You could take something really beautiful—a fluted cape piece—and I think that woman is maybe a little bit more daring. I also love that this collection is for a lot of different cultures. You can live in different countries, and we sell to a lot of different international retailers.
OK!: So it’s very versatile?
CS: It is. It wasn’t like it was very cookie-cutter. I think there are shapes for a lot of different sizes, different body types—because that is who my customer is. I try to design for her each season.
OK!: Those shoes are amazing.
CS: Aren’t they cool? There’s a lot of color in the shoes, a lot of raffia, and a lot of play with fabrics. But it’s a really sexy heel, super streamline, and cool.
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