NYFW Fall 2020: Christian Siriano
We have modest fashion, green fashion, minimalist fashion, exaggerated fashion and committed fashion. We also have the fashion as Christian Siriano means it, which not only makes room for all the sparkling imagination of the designer Leslie Jones, but points to something bigger, namely the theatre fiction.
The brand is for many reasons connected to the world of entertainment and stage costumes are its daily business. No surprise then, for this Fall 2020, inspired by the timeless figure of Harley Quinn, who, when we least expect her, appears and re-proposes her cartoon aesthetic, influencing the big names in fashion as well.
Walls and floor are chewing gum pink, the models have coloured hair and a small heart tattooed on the left cheekbone, very ready to go on stage. The aesthetic of the collection is dark, vaguely punk, not only for the black leather and stud chokers, but also for the fuchsia lurex, in one word over the top.
We also like the “moderate” looks, such as the long white knit dress with flounces, the sparkling gray suits and the sleep dress in shades of brown. But it is clear to everyone that what we have witnessed is a real demonstration of power. The ability to create a show, to entertain, bewitch and conquer the public, without compromise. Everybody has been left speechless by the sculpture dresses at the end of the show, right? (And by the performance of Coco Rocha. She perhaps already wins a place in the top 10 of the things that will mark these ’20).
Words by Giulia Greco