The pandemic hasn’t slowed Christian Siriano down. The 35-year-old designer was one of many first to transform his NYC studio right into a place for creating masks, the place he invited his small workforce of sewers in to assist these on the entrance traces. He additionally managed to host two fashion shows — one socially distanced in his own backyard — customise red carpet gowns for digital award season, work with ThredUp on a universal logo for thrifting, and launch his first bridal collection since 2017.
“There are a lot of emotions going on when it comes to Pride this year, and I think everybody’s just ready to celebrate the community and our culture.”
Now his focus is on Pride Month as he joins Burst in dreaming up a rainbow face masks that comes with a floss package, for many who nonetheless need to really feel good and secure whereas navigating a reopening world. Proceeds go towards a $25,000 donation to The Trevor Project, an group that focuses on suicide prevention amongst LGBTQ+ youth.
“There are a lot of emotions going on when it comes to Pride this year, and I think everybody’s just ready to celebrate the community and our culture,” Christian stated once we chatted on the telephone about his newest endeavor. “This whole idea of me, as a designer, creating something for Pride that people would feel good about and feel fashionable using and carrying is what made this a good partnership.” Christian’s simply as excited as everybody else to get out into the streets, dance, and delight over what everybody’s sporting. But, as with most issues he does, his focus is simply as a lot on giving again to assist guarantee an even higher, extra inclusive future.
Scroll to see Christian’s Pride collaboration, and extra from our interview about his expertise as an LGBTQ+ creative in the industry.