NYFW (Sept ’13) Review: Christian Siriano SS’14 show

Isla Mujeres (the Island of Women), next to the Yucatán peninsula in Mexico, was the main inspiration for Christian Siriano to design his latest SS ’14 collection. This was, without a doubt,  a contemporary representation of – and fashion-orientated reflection on –  authentic Mexican culture, so admired for its vibrant style amongst women worldwide.

CS SS14 Runway 1

The color palette evoked the vivid tropical weather of the Central American country, something also emphasized by the props behind the catwalk: the prominent beach-style huts creating an image of a truly bright summer. On the runway itself, Siriano included an abundance of handmade textiles, including raffia and soft organzas in sand tones. The collection also featured prints of the dahlia flower, creating a recurring pattern that conjured up Mexico’s intense  and colorful flora.

CS SS14 Runway 10

Model and The Misshapes’ DJ Leigh Lezark and actresses Selma Blair and Lindsey Gort were sitting at the front row to appreciate the colourful Latin spectacle.



Words: Anaïs Serrano
Runway: Jay Marroquin
Behind the scenes/Front row: Nenaji Agbolabori