Pushing modernism to the side, classic silhouettes brought a more formal appearance out at Christian Siriano’s Fall 2014 runway show. The Project Runway alum, now in his 12th season at New York Fashion Week, sought inspiration in photographs of Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, a model and muse to her mid-century photographer husbands: Fernand Fonssagrives and Irving Penn.
Known for being an eveningwear label, strapless gowns and ruffled cocktail dresses made a breathtaking statement down the runway. But Siriano didn’t forget about daywear, featuring separates like cocoon coats, boxy white blouses and pencil skirts.
The collection was ruled by a color palette of sage green, plum, black, white, and silver, giving off powerful female minimalism. Capturing natural couture-inspired silhouettes, the designer accessorized them with disc-shaped hats, lace-detailed heels and bucket bags. Overall, the brand stayed true to its elegant aesthetic, showing us that the mid-century woman is anything but stuffy when dressed the right way.