Did you know that the wedding industry does its very own fashion week? We don’t cover it on APW, because wedding fashion takes for-goddamn-ever to change in any kind of direction (hello, sleeves), making innovation barely noticeable from year to year. (Oh, hey, I didn’t realize you could put lace there. I guess that’s cool.) Also, we’re not invited. But whatever, details.
New York Fashion Week, on the other hand, is a whole different beast. (Still not invited, but could we please change that?) As a longtime fan of Project Runway, the collection I was most eager to see this year was Christian Siriano’s (followed closely behind by DVF, because always). No matter how much I love Project Runway, I never really expect the winner to find mainstream success. It’s interesting that the most successful designers so far have parlayed their win into a career in bridal. I’ll let you make of that what you will.
So, I was surprised when it turned out that all of Meg’s and my favorite dresses from the Emmys this year were by season four winner Christian Siriano (like Teyonah Parris, Sarah Hyland, and Samira Wiley.)
It turns out that Siriano used to make wedding dresses long before he auditioned for a spot on Runway, which probably explains why half of the designs from his spring 2015 ready-to-wear collection look like they could be wedding dresses. Really, really, amazing wedding dresses. It’ll probably take another twenty years, but I’m just waiting for the moment when those “find wedding gowns by neckline and silhouette” search engines start including #bridesinpants, crop tops and capes as options.
To see all the looks from Christian Siriano’s show, click here. There’s a Britney Spears circa 2000 see-through jumpsuit that nearly made this post that you have to witness. (It’s a little too naked for wedding wear, sigh.)