Christian Siriano took the New York Fashion Week to present the latest collection prepared for the fall winter 2016 season. The collection uses volume, texture, soft fibers, and masculine undertones in shape and silhouette. The designer uses the mixture of menswear-inspired suits and tailored evening pieces.
My Fall/Winter 2016 collection was first inspired by artist Sheila Hicks’ “Art of the Yarn” exhibit . After researching her work and the idea of yarn design as a form of art , I became inspired by all the many different techniques of knitting and weaving in fabrications. We looked at different ways to knit, twist and manipulate fabric into pieces that had structure but were still soft and elegant .To modernize these techniques, we digitally printed knitted fibers onto silk jerseys, cottons and wool in order to capture the idea of a knit – without the process of knitting. Just as Hicks weaves textured narratives with yarn, we tried to create a collection with story progression. – from Christian Siriano
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All images by Dan Lecca