Christian Siriano – Fashion Designer Information

Christian Siriano is an illustrious and luxurious fashion brand

Christian Siriano Fashion Designer Biography

Christian Siriano is a celebrated, talented and young American fashion designer. He is also the Project Runway winner, and a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America – CFDA.

Early life of Christian Siriano

  • Christian Siriano was born in November 18, 1985. Christian hails from Annapolis, Maryland – America. He has an older sister, and is of Italian descent.
  • Christian attended the Broad-Neck Senior High School, where he spent only a year. He later transferred to the Baltimore School for Arts. At Baltimore Christian studied fashion design.
  • His passion for fashion design surfaced at an age of 13, when he designed costumes. He also worked as an assistant hair stylist at the Bubbles Hair salon in Annapolis.
  • As a result of not being accepted at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Christian went to London, to study Fashion Design. He was accepted at the American Inter Continental University in London.

Career

  • After graduating from the American Inter Continental University, Christian was fortunate enough to be offered an internship, by Vivienne Westwood.
  • His second apprenticeship was at the fashion house of his all time favorite designerAlexander McQueen.
  • Siriano completed his apprenticeship, and relocated back to the States. Determined and focused, Christian went on to work as a freelancer for Marc Jacobs. Whilst working for Jacobs, he earned his living by making wedding gowns, and was also a make-up artist.
  • In 2008, Christian Siriano got his lucky break when he auditioned for the Project Runway show. The young aspiring designer, won all the first four challenges, and advanced to the finals.
  • As finalist and winner of Project Runway 2008, Christian won a spot in the New York Fashion Week, to showcase his 12 piece clothing line. he used the 100 000 US dollars price to kick start his label, an exclusive advertising spread in the fashion magazine Elle and a 2008 Saturn Astra. Victoria Beckham, who was also a celebrity guest judge stated, “I would be honoured to wear one of Christian’s designs”.
  • For mass marketing; Puma collaborated with Christian Siriano, and created a 15 piece collection, in April 2008.
  • On 13 September 2008, the Christian Siriano label was launched. His label was well noted by giant retailing stores, such Saks 5th Avenue and Neiman Marcus.
  • Christian signed a lucrative deal with Payless Shoe Source, in December 2008. He was assigned to design a low cost line of shoes and handbags.

Trademark

Christian Siriano is an illustrious and luxurious fashion brand, which is cajoled with a vivid red carpet moment statement. His brand extends from fashion to décor, home appliances and beauty collections.

Present life

  • In 2009, Christian partnered with LG to endorse a chic-themed phone (LG Lotus – LX600)  and he collaborated with the Victoria’s Secret brand, VS Makeup.
  • On November 2009, he collaborated with Starbucks to create a limited edition Siriano brand gift card.
  • The talent agency DMA, slapped Siriano with a lawsuit of over 53 000 US dollars in late-2009. The lawsuit was refuted, due to lack of evidence and merit. 
  • It was reported that Christian Siriano had made a turnover of 1.2 million US dollars in 2010. Within the same year Siriano was voted as one of Craine’s top 40 entrepreneur under 40.
  • The US catalogue retailer Spiegel, commissioned the young fashion designer, to launch a limited collection, called Signature Styles, in February 2011. Within the same year, Christian launched 4 collections from low-priced fashion, to his high priced Gold collection for Payless Shoe Source.
  • In 2012 his first flagship store in Manhattan opened. In the same year, it was reported that the ‘fierce designer’ made a turnover of 2 million US dollars.
  • In 2013, the stylish young designer collaborated with HSN to design a low cost collection of dresses and fashion accessories, called Striking by Christian Siriano.
  • Although Christian was once before rejected by the CFDA, he was inducted in June 2013, by the CFDA.
  • Christian and his life-time partner, Brad Walsh got in engaged on the 28th July 2013.
  • On January 2014, Disney appointed Christian Siriano to design a costume collection for fairies, particularly for Zarina. He was also responsible for designing costumes for other characters of the animated film, The Pirate Fairy.
  • With the help of Tim Gunn, Siriano published his first book, called Fierce Style: How to be Your Most Fabulous Self.
  • Celebrities likes of Emily Blunt, Heidi Klum, Sarah Jessica Parker, Rihana, Victoria Beckham and Christina Ricci are clients of Christian’s brand.
  • The brand expanded to include handbags, eye-wear, home decor, bedding, shoes, fashion accessories, beauty collections and fragrances.

“For me I’m a luxury brand trying to prove to people and the industry that it’s not about being a TV celebrity in any which way. It’s about being a designer and having a business and being successful at that.”

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