Designer Christian Siriano has a lot going on! He once again doing his acclaimed bridal wear collections and he is back on set filming the second episode and challenge of the upcoming season 19 of Bravo’s “Project Runway.”
“We have a long way to go, but it’s [filming] every day — we have long days but we’re making it happen — it’s going to be a really good season. Really young, amazing talented designers that all need to support their businesses,” he said.
Not only has the designer made a return to the fashion competition’s television set as a “Project Runway” judge, but he has also been hard at work jumping back into bridal(although he technically never left). While Siriano took a pause from debuting full bridal collections in April 2017 (with his spring 2018 bridal line), custom wedding gowns and attire had become a big part of his business ever since. Noticing not only a boom in the bridal industry, but an accompanying gap in the plus-size bridal market, Siriano wanted to focus on designing bridal options for every woman in lieu of a resort or ready-to-wear collection. Offering dresses up to size 28 for the Bridal Spring 2021 collection was of utmost importance to the designer.
Siriano reworked silhouettes for the 26 piece collection and approached the collection the same way he would new evening wear designs. He trended towards modern.
Not only do styles go up to size 28, but the line offers a mix of glam, masculine-feminine fashions for customers requesting a genderless look, as well as fiercely feminine attire. For instance, hybrid tuxedos, fantastical tulle gowns, romantic slips and midi dresses, voluminous ballgowns and so much more. Pricing wise, Siriano noted his sweet spot is between $5,000 and $6,000, although the collection does offer dresses starting at $1,800 as well as options for brides looking to spend $30,000, $50,000 or more.
While a majority of the collection comes in classic wedding whites, the injection of color upholds the youthful spirit, like a sweet blush-toned, tea-length tulle frock or bombastic, ombré pink gown, to accompany the uptick of new types of wedding ceremonies. For brides requesting a more sexy post-ceremony evening look, he debuted a singular black number with crystal trim. Overall, Siriano’s collection succeeded through his mix of playful nontraditional and modernized, glam traditional wedding attire.