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Christian Siriano Makes Chicago Debut

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    Christian Siriano Makes Chicago Debut
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    Designer Christian Siriano attends the 20th Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott Marquis on March 28, 2009 in New York City.

    Lumen nightclub hosted a fashion show of "fierce" proportions.

    Bonnie & Clyde’s boutique and designer Christian Siriano collaborated for the "Love Games" fashion show which featured styles from their clothing lines last Friday at the west loop nightspot.
     
    "It’s very ready-to-wear (RTW), very wearable…" says Siriano of his collection, which is one reason why the 22 year-old is selling his line at Bonnie & Clyde’s. Siriano described the Wicker Park boutique as "young, new and different… a bit edgier" than his edgy but romantic and feminine clothing.
     
    Christian Siriano has made it big in the fashion world since winning top prize in the fourth season Bravo’s Project Runway. Since then he has been all over TV from prime time shows to corresponding at the red carpet, aside from designing garments for some of the most fashionable women in our times, including Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham.
     
    Inspired by a mix of art, architecture and his own organic thoughts, he wants to make clothes that people will be visually interested in.
     
    "I’m really a fan of separates…if I’m making a pant and it looks great, it inspires the next piece; each piece kind of inspires the next piece," says Siriano. 
     
    Siriano is not settled as a fashion staple just yet, but is experimenting with different approaches to his brand, including adding teal-colored bottoms to his shoe line.
     
    Siriano, who studied fashion at the American Intercontinental University in London, gave advice to those who want to follow in his busy footsteps.
     
    "Find your niche, find what you love. You don’t have to be a designer, you can be a stylist or an editor.  There’s so many different parts of the [fashion] industry, every aspiring student should find what they love," says Siriano.
     
    Siriano is a young, energetic designer on his way to becoming an American designer icon. Though raised in Maryland and showcased designs in Europe and New York City, this was his first time in Chicago. He calls Chicago beautiful and perhaps will be inspired by the city’s ever-changing architecture and skyline.
     
    His next projects to ensure that status:
    • Designing shoes and bags for Payless hitting stores in September
    • A makeup collection at Victoria’s Secret set to debut in September
    • New book out in the fall on style and “being fabulous and fierce”