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Christian Siriano Spring '11 Collection

Christian Siriano for Payless Desfile de Pasarela en New York Fashion Week Colección Primavera 2011-FOTO3The Christian Siriano Spring '11 collection is inspired by African, Indian and Chinese influences mixed with measures of elegant opulence. The ready-to-wear apparel includes a breadth of silhouettes ranging from wide-legged trousers, safari shorts and jackets to structured cocktail dresses and light, flowing evening gowns. Siriano's line includes a signature Asian fabric print based on digital photographs showing different vantage points of Chinese and Buddhist temples combined with varying perspectives of Indian beading.  

Christian Siriano for Payless Desfile de Pasarela en New York Fashion Week Colección Primavera 2011-FOTO1Christian Siriano for Payless Desfile de Pasarela en New York Fashion Week Colección Primavera 2011-FOTO2

 

The shoes utilize the fabric too and uniquely meld the cultural combination into four key styles hitting the runway today, each with style names inspired by international cities in each region: Shanghi with its heavy Chinese influence; Mumbai inspired by Buddhist temple architecture; Nairobi heavily influenced by the neckpieces worn by the women of the Padaung tribe of Southeast Asia; and Zanzi, a bootie that features strong African influences.