“The Jetsons meets Breakfast at Tiffany’s” is how current Schiaparelli darling, Julia Fox described the brand’s haute couture show in Paris yesterday - and we don’t disagree.
The garments displayed down the runway were a combination of science-fiction meets office-chic. The ornate gold hardware and extravagant jewellery were a focal feature in every look, playing with negative space and three-dimensional forms.
Designer Daniel Roseberry’s creations were an exemplary hallmark of craftsmanship and attention to detail. Planetary rings, a medusa headpiece (and matching metal dress), voluminous silhouettes and conical structures enhance the extra-terrestrial theme, and presented the showcase as a mobile art installation.
“We kept saying ‘Planet Schiaparelli’: I wanted to do something that looked totally unlike anybody else. Nothing else should look like this,” Roseberry told Vogue at a preview the day before.
If he was going for never-before-seen, that objective was most definitely achieved, as no one else could have conjured the complex surrealist and existential references he envisioned for this collection.
His inspiration stemmed from a lockdown spent in a science-fiction cocoon, perusing films such as Prometheus, Interstellar, Arrival, and Dune.
In a time when our reality has shifted, and people are searching for news ways to cultivate meaning in their lives, the Schiaparelli SS22 collection is right on the nose: “The void in the absence of this reality,” is how Roseberry described the collection in essence. And we think that’s pretty fitting.