Schiaparelli Spring-Summer 22’ Collection at Paris Fashion Week

Creative Director Daniel Roseberry unveiled his latest Haute Couture collection 2022, taking the Surrealist signatures of founder Elsa Schiaparelli.

This was Schiaparelli’s first return to the physical runway since before the pandemic and its anticipation over where creative director Daniel Roseberry would take Schiaparelli next was palpable.

Daniel Roseberry has been at the helm of the brand since 2019 and has taken the Surrealist signatures of founder Elsa Schiaparelli and run with them, consequently turning the house into a red carpet and cover shoot favourite thanks to collections, featuring gilded moulds of body parts and dramatic, almost cartoonish silhouettes.

For Spring-Summer 2022 couture, the Creative Designer chose the Petit Palais as his show venue for the SS22 Couture show, presenting sculptural metal pieces, archival references, and orbital symbols all present on the runway. “The heavens [is] a place to escape from the chaos of our planet,” Roseberry wrote in the show notes. Besides, the designer presented his latest collection offering as sun streamed through the long sash windows, bathing the runway in heavenly golden light. The gold was back, this time contrasting against a black palette. He also presented dramatic silhouettes more pared-back this time.

The clothing itself was understated, with sweeping column dresses, moulded bustiers, and sharp jackets with nipped-in waists demonstrating Roseberry’s knack for clean, contemporary glamour. “I definitely didn’t want to do ‘poofy’, like I think a lot of people expect from couture,” He said.

Meanwhile, accessories took on a puritanical monochrome colour scheme. The star of the show was the draw-dropping Medusa dress, crafted from gold leather and embellished with gemstones from the 1930s.

There were big, circular hats that resembled planetary rings; gold, crystal-encrusted gloves that rose up through the model’s hands like precious weeds; and celestial headpieces sprinkled throughout the 23 looks, which were oozed surrealism.

Roseberry explained that this collection had pushed him well beyond the outer limits of his comfort zone. “Doing this show has really freaked me out,” he said. “But even though at points I was terrified, I’ve come out of it feeling more confident and more tuned into the house. We’re sharpening our knives now, really refining what we do. It’s like something clicked.”.

Take a look at Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring-Summer 2022 collection.

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