The name Schiaparelli speaks many words for true connoisseurs of fashion. It’s about surrealism, risk, extravagance, shock and unapologetic celebration of fashion as one of the highest forms of art. The brand’s iconic founder, Elsa Schiaparelli, has established the spirit of freedom to experiment and do whatever the hell we want with clothes. Since his appointment in 2019, Creative Director Daniel Roseberry continues to breathe life into the brand and goes beyond our expectations each season.
For Fall/Winter 2021, Roseberry creates the signature surrealist visions with accessories and jewelry. Back in the ’30s, Elsa liked to shock the crowd with a shoe hat and insect necklace. Now, oversized necklaces, earrings, and finger-rings in shiny gold become an ode to “Dadaist absurdity with swaggering proportions.” Gold bijoux pieces are also embedded into clothes, like an oversized denim men’s parka, leather pants and classic jackets. Schiaparelli is all about surrealist details, like campy broches and buttons, so experimentation with jewelry becomes an organic evolution of the brand’s DNA.
“All of us who love fashion understand that there’s an uneasy (if necessary) marriage between design and commerce,” said Roseberry. “Too often, commerce has to win. Which is why I love working for a couture house, where creativity still defines the mission and is never treated as an afterthought.”
Another spotlight of the collection is the new Elsa bag made in two iterations: one embellished with a cast-metal mouth; another decorated with surrealist symbols of the house: a tooth, an ear and a padlock.
Similarly to what he did in his Spring/Summer 2021 Haute Couture collection, Roseberry continues exploring the concept of body parts. As Elsa herself got inspired by the theme of anatomy, as we could see in the iconic skeleton dress, Roseberry pays tribute to her ideas and creates something new from within his own imagination. This time, the female breast becomes the spotlight of the collection, with items like trenchcoats, sweaters and even bags featuring breast embroidery in various interpretations. Roseberry sees it as a celebration of the body in “its beautiful sculptural quality, its wondrous shapes.”
“Elsa Schiaparelli believed that anatomy was not just a point of inspiration, but a playground,” Roseberry said. “I believe that as well. That combination, of wit and wonder, is what defined her work—I hope it defines mine as well.”
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