Christian Siriano 10th Anniversary

With the start of New York fashion week and the fashion month, Christian Siriano celebrated his 10th anniversary in fashion with his Fall 2018 collection on the runway. From bright colour blocking to dark and sparkling his catwalk show was more like a greatest hits than a collection but it was more for the fans than the designer.

To be able to edit down through years of hard work and well loved signature styles into 1 individual show is a huge challenge but when pulled off means you really understand what your brand is about.

For Siriano this meant ladylike silhouettes and separates, sparkling gowns and faux-fur. As a designer he has always been ahead of the curve with body-positive fashion and this show was no different, with a mixed range of models, ‘people are people’ his mantra, was presented on tote bags and he even gave a nod to the #MeToo campaign.

The collection was a great way to celebrate the 10 year anniversary and it only produces optimism for what more he can bring to fashion.

My own illustration of a few samples from his 10 year anniversary show.

On Sunday we wore black

Last week it was time for the Golden Globes and we were all ready for the glitz the glam and the gowns. But this year we saw a change, and that change was black. Wearing black was a powerful symbol of solidarity against sexual harassment within the industry.
Protest dressing is something that we have seen more and more of over the years and it seems to be a good tactic to engage the public with the influence that fashion and the people involved have over society today.
After seeing so many images of black gowns all over the media I decided that my influence for this weeks illustration would just be that colour, black. Black is a hard colour to sketch and paint with unless you show texture or interesting shapes and forms so I opted for a 2 piece with a sheer skirt and a feathered neckline onĀ  halter.

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