Christian Siriano used his Fall/Winter 2017 collection at New York Fashion Week to make a statement about inclusion. It was clearly spoken with his use of diverse models during New York Fashion Week. Alek Wek opened the show strutting down the runway in a copper colour fur trimmed coat.
Wek was the first of the many models in the show who represented fashion’s new breed of models that represent the spectrum of beauty. In a political time when the U.S. is experiencing what seems like the clock turning back tk an era where inclusion was always a problem, Siriano made a statement with a t-shirt that said ‘People are people‘ worn with a long pink skirt.
His collection stayed true to his design aesthetic by mixing luxury items with middle priced pieces. With many of his evening wear looks shown on plus size models it opens the doors for more designers to embrace the idea of showing elegant gowns on fuller figures.
Siriano, who has partnered with Payless Shoe Source over the years, showed his entire collection with his designer brand from the discount retailer. In doing so he showed a new trend with a more squared toe shoe rather than the popular and classic pointy toe.