Fashion Week Fall 2011: Christian Siriano

NYC Fashion Week has started and the city is buzzing with an air of excitement. It’s palpable! (Actually not really but I’d like to think so.) This morning I took a look at Christian Siriano’s collection and basically, I’ve come to this conclusion: black is the new black. Siriano is the only winner of Project Runway who has made it big and I respect him for that — he markets himself well with the hair, “ferosh,” and hot tranny mess all stuffed into a sleek blazer and tight jeans. I truly liked his designs on Project Runway, but I’m not super excited about his latest collection. Almost everything is black. We know that black is a color that flatters everyone, and yes it’s great but it weighed down his collection. Yeah whatever it’s a Fall collection and Fall usually connotes darker colors, but I was waiting for a pop of rich color. I want a red worthy of Little Riding Hood herself, or a pumpkin-pie orange! Not a draped, tulle-accented gown in “dusty rose” that screams “suburban high school prom queen.” And definitely not a hunter green see-through button down paired with matching silk (?) pants.

Here are the few pieces I found somewhat endearing:

The texture of this dress reminds me of the butterflies used in Sarah Burton’s Alexander McQueen Spring 2011 collection. See below:

Is this collection fierce or a flop?