Bombay Sapphire has teamed up legendary fashion designer and creative visionary Christian Siriano to create a cocktail couture collection, a continuation of the spirit brand’s “Saw This, Made This” campaign.
Renowned for his boundary-pushing designs and inclusive approach to fashion, Siriano took inspiration from from iconic Bombay Sapphire gin cocktails to create a French 75-inspired haute couture gown, which took center stage at the brand’s Spring/Summer 2024 NYFW show on Sept. 8 at The Pierre Hotel in New York City, as well as a gin cocktail attire capsule collection to release in time for the holiday season.
Siriano’s French 75-inspired gown was designed with flourishes that transmute the celebratory cocktail’s zip of bubbles, tang of lemon juice, and bright notes of gin. Created from champagne-tinged accents and with Bombay Sapphire‘s iconic, blue-tinged bottle in mind, the gown is infused with custom Bombay Sapphire-dyed fabrics and harkens back to the color profile and effervescence of the Bombay French 75.
To bring the ethos of the collection to everyone and inspire people to experiment with their own creativity and style, Siriano will be releasing a limited-edition capsule collection to follow the French 75-inspired gown. Literally and figuratively embodying cocktail party couture, the capsule collection will take inspiration from three iconic gin cocktails – the Bombay Sapphire Gin & Tonic, Martini, and Collins – and be available just in time for the holiday season on ChristianSiriano.com.
“As a designer, I find endless excitement in exploring disruptive ways to construct garments and challenge myself creatively,” said Siriano. “Partnering with Bombay Sapphire for the ‘Saw This, Made This’ campaign has allowed me to design a collection that transforms classic cocktail culture into fashion.”
He continued, “By continuing to explore my creative boundaries and find inspiration in the unexpected, in this case, the silhouette of a French 75 cocktail, I hope to inspire others to discover uncharted territories of their imagination.”
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Marking the continuation of the Bombay Sapphire “Saw This, Made This” campaign launched by acclaimed film director Baz Luhrmann last year, Siriano’s cocktail-inspired collection is designed to push the boundaries of fashion and encourage people to see the creative inspiration that exists all around them.
“As a brand who has always championed all forms of artistic expression, we’ve loved working with Christian to unlock a new form of creative inspiration for his designs,” said Jaime Keller, Brand Director of Bombay Sapphire. “‘Saw This, Made This’ has always been about finding new and unique points of inspiration and Christian has shown that imagination shows no limits and that visual prompts can turn into tangible, beautiful creations. With the release of this partnership, we hope that audiences will tap into their own creativity and uncover the inspiration that permeates the world around them.”
Check out the recipes for the stylish Bombay Sapphire cocktails used as inspiration below.
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE French 75
Method: Shake all of the ingredients (except Prosecco) briefly with cubed ice for around 10 seconds. Fine strain the mixture into a chilled, straight sided wine glass including 3oz of Prosecco.
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Gin & Tonic
Method: Fill balloon glass with ice, stir well to chill your glass, and strain out the extra liquid. Add gin and tonic and stir well. Garnish with lime and enjoy.
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Martini
Method: Chill coupe or Martini glass in the freezer. Build the contents of the cocktail in a mixing glass with ice. Stir well for 45 seconds and serve into the chilled coupe or Martini glass. Garnish with lemon twist or olives. Sip & Enjoy!
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Collins
Method: Measure all ingredients (except the soda) into a cocktail shaker. Shake with cubed ice for 5 seconds, then pour entire contents into a balloon glass. Top with chilled & freshly opened soda water. Garnish with a fresh lemon wedge.
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