NYFW Christian Siriano Fall 2015 Collection

#NYFW Runway Recap: Christian Siriano’s Fall 2015 Jungle Safari

christian_siriano_feature

There is no doubt that the Congo was Christian Siriano’s inspiration for his Fall 2015 collection.

Even before the models took to the runway, the stage was set against a backdrop of leafy green plants and shrubbery and zebra print lit up the floor.

When speaking about the inspiration behind his Congo-inspired collection, Siriano said, “I was drawn to the home of the silverback gorilla along with other exotic and exquisite creatures. These animals echoed through sleek burnout wool textured dresses, bold animal printed jacquard coats and liquid panther-like velvet evening looks. I wanted the collection to feel luxe and sophisticated but still playful through the ease and fluidity of the silhouettes.”

And he did just that. Using the flora and fauna of the Central African Republic, Siriano showcased a collection that is equal parts fierce and feminine. From the tiger print cashmere coat to the floral sheath dress with bell sleeves, Siriano was able to bring the dark clothes to life using petal and palm tree appliques in bold, rich colors.

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 1

While we can already see many of the show’s ball gowns on the red carpet, including the pieces with black and white ostrich feathers that came to life as they made their way down the runway, the 47-piece collection could have used some editing.

However, Siriano’s collection took us on one of the most elegant and romantic safaris we have ever been on.

Check out the gallery below for our favorite looks from the Christian Siriano Fall 2015 Collection:

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 8

Photo: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 9

Photo: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 17

Photo: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 18

Photo: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 20

Photo: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 22

Photo: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 24

Photo: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 25

Photo: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 26

Photo: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 28

Photo: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 30

Photo: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 31

Photo: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 33

Photo: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 38

Photo: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 40

Photo: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 42

Photo: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 43

Photo: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 45

Photo: Christian Siriano

Christian Siriano FW15 Look 46

Photo: Christian Siriano

StyleBlazer is a fashion and beauty website dedicated to edgy, progressive, chic and globally-minded women. Topics covered on StyleBlazer include street style, trends, expert beauty advice, and industry news.