CFDA designer Christian Siriano continues the expansion of his fashion empire today with the grand opening of his newest venture, THE COLLECTIVE WEST, located in his adopted hometown of Westport, Connecticut.
THE COLLECTIVE WEST will house various young designers and brands, all carefully curated by Siriano, including Swoon Westport, Josh Levkoff Jewelry, Irene Lummertz Jewelry, Snif, Eny Parker, Bleusalt, Franny’s Farmacy, Bungalow’s Décor and Future Lovers of Tomorrow. By removing the buyer/wholeseale element of the traditional department store business model, the artists will have more control by retaining a full retail margin, as well as creative freedom.
"The opening of THE COLLECTIVE WEST is so exciting for me because I decided to follow my customer, which ultimately led me out of the city and into Westport,” said Siriano. “To be able to uplift and support the young artists featured in this store is something I’m really proud of because without retail, fashion wouldn’t exist.”
Christian celebrated the opening of THE COLLECTIVE WEST with notable guests and friends of the brand including Katie Holmes, Laura Linney, Debra Messing, and Coco Rocha.
About Christian Siriano:
Award-winning CFDA designer Christian Siriano launched his eponymous brand in 2008 following his studies in London under Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen. Known for whimsical and show-stopping designs, his collections are shown each season at New York Fashion Week and sold in retails across the globe. Christian opened his first flagship store in New York City in 2012, THE CURATED NYC (2018) located in the heart of midtown, and most recently, THE COLLECTIVE WEST, a mini-department store/shopping experience in Westport, CT. Siriano also added the title of author to his impressive list of credits with the release of Christian Siriano: Dresses to Dream About (2017) and Christian Siriano: Dresses to Dream About Deluxe Edition (2021), and interior designer with the launch of Siriano Interiors (a full-service boutique architecture and interior design firm) and a custom furniture collection in 2021.
Named among TIME’s 100 Most Influential People in 2018, Christian continues to lead the charge on body diversity and inclusivity on both the runway and red carpet. The prestigious SCAD (Savannah College of Art & Design) MUSEUM OF ART celebrated his work with the CHRISTIAN SIRIANO: PEOPLE ARE PEOPLE EXHIBITION, which ran in Savannah from October 2021-January 2022, and recently moved to the Atlanta location and remains on display through October 9th, 2022. Siriano’s designs have been worn by FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden, former FLOTUS Michelle Obama, Angelina Jolie, Oprah, Zendaya, Ariana Grande, Julianne Moore, Lady Gaga, Tiffany Haddish, Billy Porter, Cardi B, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Whoopi Goldberg and Julia Roberts to name but a few.