Christian Siriano explains his wild SweeTARTS-inspired NYFW look (Exclusive)

Christian Siriano recently unveiled one of his most unique looks yet.

The in-demand fashion designer partnered with SweeTARTS to create a one-of-a-kind look inspired by the iconic candy brand, resulting in an eye-catching ensemble complete with fringe, three pastel colors and two opposing sides to reflect that the woman wearing the look can "be both."

"This idea of 'be both' to celebrate somebody that is maybe is masculine and feminine or powerful and soft," he said of the design. "I mean, there are those people out there and that's always been in my work."

Indeed, some of Siriano's most memorable looks -- think Billy Porter at this year's Oscars in a tuxedo dress or Michael Urie being his own prom date to the Met Gala in May -- challenge the common conception of what men and women are supposed to wear, pushing back against societal norms on the world's biggest red carpet events.

See some of Christian Siriano's most iconic red carpet creations below:

Christian Siriano's most iconic red carpet designs
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Christian Siriano's most iconic red carpet designs
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Billy Porter attends the 91st Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood and Highland on February 24, 2019 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA, PA - JULY 25: First Lady Michelle Obama addresses the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Monday, July 25, 2016. (Photo by Toni L. Sandys/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - MAY 06: Michael Urie attends The 2019 Met Gala Celebrating Camp: Notes on Fashion at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 06, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 04: Whoopi Goldberg and Christian Siriano attend the 2018 CFDA Awards at Brooklyn Museum on June 4, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 14: Cardi B attends Rihanna's 3rd Annual Diamond Ball at Cipriani Wall Street on September 14, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 6: Janelle Monae attends The Metropolitan Museum Of Art's 2019 Costume Institute Benefit "Camp: Notes On Fashion" at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Sean Zanni/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - MARCH 04: Kelly Ripa attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on March 4, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Neilson Barnard/Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JULY 09: Actress/comedian Leslie Jones arrives at the premiere of Sony Pictures' "Ghostbusters" at TCL Chinese Theatre on July 9, 2016 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: Ryan Murphy attends the 2019 Met Gala celebrating "Camp: Notes on Fashion" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
US singer Ariana Grande attends Billboard's 13th Annual Women In Music event at Pier 36 in New York City on December 6, 2018. (Photo by Angela Weiss / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
INGLEWOOD, CA - AUGUST 27: Cardi B arrives at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum on August 27, 2017 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/Getty Images)

For his SweeTARTS concoction, the former "Project Runway" winner used the brand's colorful and wide-ranging line of sweet treats as direct inspiration to convey that idea.

"I wanted to have this idea of something that was almost soft-but-strong on one side, which of kind of more like the classic SweeTART candy, but then this rope candy is still kind of whimsical and playful and fun," Siriano explained his decision to use fringe exclusively to AOL at an unveiling event for the look. "It's kind of like silly string in a way, so I like that feeling."

At the big reveal, Christian Siriano also teased that an unnamed celebrity will be wearing the colorful creation at his upcoming New York Fashion Week show.

To watch hear more from Christian Siriano -- and see him unveil his SweeTARTS-inspired ensemble -- watch the video at the top of the page.

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