Christian Siriano has always been a fashion favorite, often pushing the envelope and creating fantasy pieces that are more works of art than runway pieces. For the past few seasons however, the designer has gone more commercial, creating collections that will sell at Neiman Marcus and other high end stores instead of ones that will dazzle his copious fan base. For fall 2013, Siriano seemed to appease both camps, creating lavish pieces that are wearable works of art.
Siriano’s fall collection was a bit more grown-up, with pencil skirts, lavish faux furs and ornate gold hardware, all inspired by the “golden age of the Russian Opera.” The stage set the scene for the collection, which included crystal chandeliers that hung in front of draped red curtains. Pieces with gold filigree and embossed velvet gave reference to the interiors of the Maiinsky Theatre in Saint Petersburg.
Look for flouncy mermaid silhouttes, tapered trousers, 50s-inspired mini dresses and vintage brooch and ring detailed footwear that will be for sale at Payless as part of the designer’s collaboration starting February 18th for just $30.
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