In case the rest of my social media accounts said otherwise—which they didn’t—it was my beloved Pinterest that refused to let me forget about New York Fashion Week. During a week of temperatures ranging from below sweater weather to 99 degrees, the highest of the year, I was constantly refreshed by catwalk images of ethereal gowns and bold floral prints.
There were my usual favorite designers and collections, but one that stood out to me in particular was Christian Siriano Spring 2014 ready-to-wear. Siriano is not a designer I have spent much, if any, time following, but I always remember him from season 5 of Project Runway.
Now, I have another reason to recall his name and follow his label. Siriano reported backstage before his show that his line was inspired by a trip to Isla Mujeres, Mexico—and it is clear to me that the vacation served him well.
Referencing the town’s neon-painted houses, the first look to strike the runway was a floral patterned short suit. Vivid coral and yellow looks followed, mixed between cool whites and neutrals.
Siriano incorporated raffia into a few looks, inspired by the women in town selling handwoven baskets. My favorite is look 16, a black and white drop-waist dress.
A few things the Christian Siriano Spring collection informs us about the oh-so-distant season’s trends? Crop tops will still be in, floral patterns are not going anywhere and colors will be cheerily bright as ever following our glum north coast winter. Cheers to that!
Images via Style.com. For full review and collection, visit the site.