In a past lifetime, Christian Siriano could have been a shoe designer. Throughout his Spring 2011 collection, it was painfully hard to balance the attention between Siriano's Eastern Culture influence and the collections footwear -named Shanghai, Mumbai, Nairobi and Zanzi - a phenomenal contribution to his affordable capsule with Payless. Unlike his fame founding rival, Daniel Vosovic, the designer kept literally honest to the Siriano way of things.
He played it safe with skin-embracing frocks adorned in repetitive prints. Prints, most of us appreciate and depend on of Siriano. The designer introduced the spirit of a traveling woman, with belted hip-touching bodices, shiny bermuda shorts and a metallic front-draped pencil skirt for an evening night out. Siriano's draping was taken out of context, when he begin to playfully drap transparent like fabrics from various places on the woman's body.
Initially unsure if such could be entirely wearable, Siriano advanced into the avant-garde of things, adding extreme volume to gowns, with uncontrolled pouf-like fringes throughout. Could this have been Siriano's mocking of a red carpet look? Possibly liked by Leigh Lezark or singer JoJo, who both were in attendance? Perhaps. But, as we frantically search for the perfect celebrity to wear such look, we do appreciate Christian for being himself.