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Christian Siriano does not know the place to start when describing his spring/summer 2023 collection, which the 36-year-old designer debuted on September 7, kicking off New York Fashion Week.

“So many issues are inspiring me proper now,” Siriano tells POPSUGAR. “Young artists which have superb summary work, equivalent to Meighan Morrison, Ewa Matyja, and Gee Gee Collins. I’m additionally presently impressed by furnishings items from the Fifties and Nineteen Sixties.”

Siriano’s spring/summer time ’23 assortment is not nearly what’s subsequent for the heat climate months in the new yr, however somewhat about “being impressed in the second,” he explains. “I needed to do one thing that our buyer will likely be enthusiastic about proper now, in addition to stand the take a look at of time. I like the concept of bringing magnificence again into our lives with a set of strongly tailor-made fits, couture-like parts, and female night robes in attention-grabbing shapes and silhouettes.”

For historic references, he studied a few of the most fashionable ladies of the twentieth century, together with Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Katherine Hepburn, Bianca Jagger, Judy Garland, Ava Gardner, and Elizabeth Taylor. The latter was greater than a muse for Siriano—Taylor’s former New York City townhouse served as the backdrop for the Sept. 7 present, the place editors, celebrities, and different business tastemakers gathered to view the assortment’s runway debut.

“We all have a little bit of that previous Hollywood glamour in us,” Siriano says. “So my hope is that the assortment transports you to a unique time and helps you channel your internal type icon.”

The designer has been a pink carpet favourite over the years, dressing everybody from Lizzo to Lady Gaga to Michelle Obama. One main style second that was notably vital for Siriano? When Billy Porter walked the Oscars pink carpet in 2019.

Billy Porter at the Oscars in the tuxedo gown is so iconic and will all the time be considered one of the first to stay out in my thoughts,” he remembers. “Not solely was this the first man to put on a robe on a pink carpet, however it has additionally considerably contributed to the tradition on the best way to costume, particularly for gender bending style.”

In addition to his newest assortment, Siriano is celebrating one thing else this season: a brand new collaboration with Four Seasons. For NYFW

, Siriano partnered with Four Seasons New York Downtown on its Letters of Love expertise, designing six unique sketches which can be printed on postcards.

Fashion lovers and resort friends alike can go to the pop-up occasion from Sept. 9-14 and write a postcard to a cherished one. Calligrapher Viviane Rodrigues will handwrite the recipient’s deal with and Four Seasons will deal with the postage and mailing of the postcards. Visitors may also take pleasure in complimentary gelato to chill off in between reveals.

“I actually cherished partnering with Four Seasons on this undertaking,” Siriano says. “These notecards are actually lovely and stylish, and can be utilized in many various methods. Designing and creating is in my DNA, and it is all the time thrilling once I get requested to create one thing apart from garments.”

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Siriano is particularly keen on the postcards’ versatility, whether or not they’re being despatched to a cherished one as a candy memento or as a spot to write down down a pair traces of inspiration. “It’s additionally an added bonus that they are unique to the resort and you may’t purchase them anyplace,” he says. “The entire concept is there’s a lovely, romantic sketch for everybody to fall in love with.”

One postcard, as an example, incorporates a sharp, tailor-made pantsuit paired with a retro hat field, whereas one other shows a one-shoulder column robe with a dramatic bow element.

“I needed it to be like Sex and the City, the place everybody pertains to a personality; everybody can relate to a sketch, whether or not it is the pink appliqué robe or the pin-striped go well with lady,” Siriano says. “Just makes all of it the extra private to ship to somebody. It feels actually particular that somebody needed to sit and take into consideration how they really feel and what to say to you.”

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