Some collections look much better on video and Christian Siriano's Spring 2014 collection is one of them.
His inspiration was his vacation in Mexico - Isla Mujeres - The Island of Women, where he was inspired by textures he saw on his vacation.
I just adore eyelet jacket and high waist flounce skirt. I like that he lined it. Even though I admired the Burberry spring collection, they didn't line any of their lace skirts on the runway and I like that Christian Siriano did.
I like the textured fabric that looks like a floral pattern lace. At first I thought it was a cap sleeve dress over a white tee but its a whole dress.
I thought the piping that is made out of the floral print was a nice take on the contrast trim detail trend.
When I said that simplicity surprised me with the use of their choice of fabric for simplicity 1425, that was because I saw a lot of these sheer contrast tops on the spring runway.
The dress on the left remains me of vogue 1373, the color they used on the model's skin tone looks great. I thought this caplet effect on this dress looks, I like the mixed pairing of this zig zag raffia print with the basic black and white stripe.
This is one of the garments that looked amazing in movement. I would sure of the volume of the sleeves but once I saw how great they looked when the model worked, it gave me a different prospective on the design. The skirt is very beautiful as well, the diagonal zig zag raffia print is flattering with the sexy slit on the side. This print is so gorgeous, I would love to find something similar.
We got a little peek of how the peplum is lined, very nice!
Fringe - This is something I probably won't wear but I loved how it looked on the runway, so glamourous. I think the color just beamed and I love the movement the fringe created as the model walked. The fringe is so light, its like the look of fur for warmer climates.
The first sign of the 3-D flower embellishments that were also popular on the spring 2014 runway. In this instance, they cut out the flowers in the main fabric and used it as applique on the flowers of the print to give it dimension.
A lot of fashion writer's wrote about how the overall look of these 3-D flower applique look, is it chic or is it gaudy?
I see both agruments because too much of anything is never good. However, I think its beautiful done right, its something that hasn't been prolific in design for years and think its time for another run, can't wait to see the trickle down effect.