Christian Siriano serves up fringe and metallics for spring 2020

Christian Siriano has played with fringe and metallic fabrics for his spring/summer 2020 collection.The American designer unveiled a line as part of Paris Fashion Week for the first time on Wednesday, with the spectacle at the Place Vendome drawing in …

Christian Siriano has played with fringe and metallic fabrics for his spring/summer 2020 collection.

The American designer unveiled a line as part of Paris Fashion Week for the first time on Wednesday, with the spectacle at the Place Vendome drawing in celebrities such as Karlie Kloss, Alicia Silverstone, Larsen Thompson, and Shannon Purser.

“A little finale in Paris, what a dream! Thank you everyone,” Siriano wrote alongside a video of models parading the runway on his Instagram page, adding: “Can’t believe we just showed our collection in Paris! Thank you everyone for all the hard work!”

Coco Rocha opened the presentation in a mint green metallic ensemble with draped sleeves, with the outfit followed by a number of looks in a light green, black, and white colour scheme.

Siriano, a vocal advocate of inclusivity in the fashion industry, cast a diverse range of models in the show, including Marquita Pring, who rocked a black jumpsuit, 71-year-old Maye Musk, who dazzled in a gold suit with eye motif print and oversized belt, as well as Precious Lee, who turned heads in a shiny purple crop top and a rainbow striped skirt.

Partway through the presentation, Siriano dropped in a line-up of black evening outfits complete with glittery fringing.

Other key outfits included iridescent raincoats, pink glitter suits, evening gowns in hot pink and marigold taffeta, and a series of dramatic ballgowns, such as the black tulle dress with huge skirt which was worn by Daniela Aciu.

Accordingly, Siriano’s celebrity friends were quick to praise the range, with Kloss writing on Instagram, “Proud of you and your Paris debut,” and actress Christina Hendricks adding: “I’m so jealous!!!!!!! I love you guys.”

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Christian Siriano teams up with J. Jill for inclusive collection

Christian Siriano is teaming with designers at womenswear retailer J. Jill on a series of exclusive capsule collections.The popular designer was headhunted by J. Jill president and chief executive officer Linda Heasley, who was desperate to work with t…

Christian Siriano is teaming with designers at womenswear retailer J. Jill on a series of exclusive capsule collections.

The popular designer was headhunted by J. Jill president and chief executive officer Linda Heasley, who was desperate to work with the advocate of body positivity – and age inclusivity – in the fashion industry.

In the collaboration, J. Jill will increase the variety of sizes available for the first time, and models Candice Huffine, Maye Musk, and Marquita Pring will be ambassadors for the collection.

“J. Jill is a brand that designs for all women and that’s been a part of my ethos as a designer since the very beginning,” Siriano told WWD. “Fashion is something we all should have a piece of. It’s celebrating people and this idea of beauty. And what’s beautiful? For me, it’s all different types of women – shapes, sizes and ages.”

The first capsule collection drops on 12 September and will be available in sizes XS to 4XL as well as petite and tall sizes.

Siriano’s fall collection for J. Jill features classic white shirts, waisted dresses with flared sleeves, a teal tie-waist puffer jacket, and a faux suede skirt. While his holiday line – which will drop in November – will focus on occasion dresses and blouses.

“I’m definitely pushing some colours and shapes and silhouettes that the J. Jill customer hasn’t had before,” the 33-year-old explained. “A lot of it celebrates the silhouette a little more, pushes the idea of celebrating the body while making sure it’s flattering.”

A third capsule collection is set for spring next year.

Siriano has also designed a T-shirt to raise money for the J. Jill Compassion Fund, which donates to community-based organisations across the U.S.

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