CHATTING WITH CHRISTIAN SIRIANO
Christian Siriano isn't hitting The Tents until Saturday for Mercedes Benz Fashion Week. Yet, BeChicMag.com just got off the phone with the "fierce" designer who spoke about his upcoming Spring 2010 collection! "It's all about mixing," said Siriano who won the fourth season of Bravo's Project Runway in 2008. "It's about getting dressed up. My collection is for the overtly glamorous- for the woman who loves evening cocktail dresses. She definitely has a social calendar. It can also be for the downtown girl who has an edgy look and likes to wear jackets or blazers over her jeans. It's advanced dressing".
Siriano is truly today's modern renaissance man as he can do it all! This is his third season at Fashion Week. In addition to having a limited collection at Payless and his first make-up line for Victoria's Secret, his designs just got picked up by Saks Fifth Avenue and his first book will hit stores in October.
"It's called Fierce Style: How to Be Your Most Fabulous Self," says the 23-year-old. "It includes tips and quotes from celebrities".
I asked the design genius how he does it all?
"I'm tired. No more projects for now. I hit my limit max. But it depends if another opportunity comes along".
And for you aspiring designers, Christian has some great advice that you must follow if you want to make it in the industry. "Definitely start as an intern," says Siriano. "Being in the environment is amazing. Try to work for younger designers even if they're not well known. My interns know everything about me. I give them real tasks. You'll learn a lot and be very hands on, even if it's for a no-name designer".
Christian Siriano will debut his Spring 2010 collection at the Promenade in Bryant Park on Saturday!- Mercedes Sanchez