Black was the new black at the Christian Siriano F/W 2011 show. The Project Runway phenom has shown us once again why he reigned supreme in the fashion showdown. For the Fall we’re transported away from the neutrals of Spring into the dark and lush colors of the winter season. The collection was stark and black but not boring. Siriano mixed it up with pairing of leather, chiffon, silk cashmere and no shortage of embellishment.
The show began with edgy tailored pieces and quickly moved into whimsical ball gowns with full sheer skirts and lots of texture. There were simpler pieces that caught my eye like long tulip skirt paired with a long sleeve turtleneck (above).
The collection also featured moss greens including additional sheer pieces and evening gowns. Siriano has shown us his more elegant side with the heavy use of class black, silk and chiffon. The pieces are striking and there was barely anything that could be considered basic black. I absolutely loved the collection and it was hard to keep my eyes off the runway.