Christian Siriano explains his move into interior design

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At the beginning of 2021, celebrated fashion designer, Christian Siriano announced he was adding a new title to his resume, that of interior designer, with the launch of his new business, Siriano Interiors. The creative powerhouse explains a bit about why he is branching out.

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"That really came out of a passion, I love to do it as a hobby and I was like, 'oh maybe we'll turn it into a little bit of a business'. Now it's kind of turning into a bigger business but it's so different than fashion and that's why I really like it. It has similar qualities but just different. 

"I definitely think it's different from my clothes, I think it's a bit more modern, more clean. I'm really into antique furniture from the 50s and the 60s so I use a lot of that in my rooms or whatever we're doing. I'm really a big fan of art and artists, I like to celebrate young artists. So, I think all of that's kind of my style," he says.

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Christian also reflects on what inspires him when he's planning a design, saying, "Me and my mum used to shop for furniture a lot when I was younger so I think my mum influenced it the most. I'm actually probably surprised I didn't become an interior designer before a fashion designer because I was actually around interior more than anything. My mum used to take me to interior fabric stores all the time, I forget about that sometimes actually."

The designer says the new endeavour wasn't part of a master plan but now that he's doing it he's going to go all the way. 

"In fashion, I love doing collaborations and partnerships and special things and the same with interiors, I want to do the same thing. I want to have products in every category, we want to have rugs, pillows and lamps - we want to have everything because that is the fun part for me. I like designing, I like creating so that's the best part of the day actually," he adds.  

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