Designers at Symphony
Christian Siriano attended the Baltimore School for the Arts and studied fashion in London, where he interned with industry legends Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. When he moved to New York City, Christian became the youngest winner and fan favourite of Bravo’s “Project Runway.” Christian shows a full collection each season at New York Fashion Week, and his designs have appeared in some of the most respected fashion magazines around the world and are coveted by celebrities such as Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Victoria Beckham, Leigh Lezark and Heidi Klum. Oprah Winfrey calls his designs “works of art.” Tim Gunn calls him ”a prodigy” and “the next great American fashion designer.” He is the youngest person to ever appear on the Crain’s “40 Under 40″ list. For Spring/Summer 2013, Siriano was inspired by the whimsical movement of the ballet, particularly the Dream Ballet as performed by the American Ballet Theatre; an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the story of love and romance in fairyland. The result is a collection that is as light, soft and romantic as the dancers on stage, yet modern enough to be wearable by today’s elegant woman. Soft brocades, polka dot cottons, watercolour printed silks, pearls and metallic linens all feature in this offering, which celebrates the feminine A-line silhouette for evening and simplicity for day.