Today saw the start of the fashion week entirely dedicated to haute couture, aka Haute Couture, in Paris. This event represents one of the most anticipated fashion moments of the year. Haute Couture, whose origins predate Prêt-à-Porter, constitutes the true soul of the fashion system and represents its most authentic part, capable of making us dream all the time, or almost.
During the first day of the Paris fashion shows, we had the opportunity to get to know the new haute couture collection designed by creative director Daniel Roseberry for Schiaparelli, the famous fashion house founded by visionary Elsa Schiaparelli. This collection is characterised by a precise aesthetic, somewhere between opulence and irresistible surrealism to which Roseberry is the worthy heir.
However, the collections resulting from the creative flair of this designer fail to represent that aesthetic loved by the masses, at least not by all those who are deeply fascinated by minimalism. For instance, think of the admirers of the aesthetic associated with names like Phoebe Philo or that of Jil Sander’s creative director duo.
En effet, Schiaparelli’s collections never go unnoticed and have been the most talked-about in the industry for some years now. With clothes reminiscent of gigantic gates, sumptuous chandeliers or inspired by the anatomical forms of animals, the Schiaparelli universe created by Daniel Roseberry is now destined to be fashion history.
SOME LOOKS FROM DANIEL ROSEBERRY‘S AUTUMN/WINTER 2023-2024 COUTURE COLLECTION FOR SCHIAPARELLI
The collection features impeccably cut trousers, voluminous feather coats, cardigans and pencil skirts. As always, Schiaparelli’s creations draw much inspiration from art and artists past and present. Each piece is linked to an artist, with accessories recalling works by Claude Lalanne and Giacometti, stretch silk stockings embellished with the works of Lucian Freud and clothing inspired by Jack Whitten’s mosaics.
In short, this collection presents a wardrobe that is at times unattainable, telling a story based on obvious artistic references and a feeling of freedom and disobedience mentioned by Roseberry himself. And you, do you appreciate this evocative imagery?
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