Couture Fashion Week continues! Schiaparelli takes us back to 1938, for a circus-inspired Fall 2016 Couture collection that celebrates paradox and the stars.
It’s a rare occasion when I manage to deliver two posts in one day, but when it’s Couture Week in Paris – duty calls. After all, I wouldn’t be much of a “fashion girl” if I passed up the opportunity to discuss stunning high fashion at its best and when it comes to creme de la creme collections, Schiaparelli sits firmly atop my list of favorites. It simply isn’t couture week without an Elisa-inspired dose of drama.
In a word, Schiaparelli could easily be described as theatrical – and it’s those theatrics that keep my eyes continually turning again to Paris to take in the latest collection. For the Fall 2016 couture collection, Schiaparelli’s creative director Bertran Guyon turns the hands of time back to summer of 1938, when Elisa Schiaparelli unveiled her famous Circus-inspired collection. Now, nearly 80 years later, the circus gets a modern face lift – graphic print and shoulder lines included.
No doubt, Schiaparelli’s Fall 2016 haute couture collection enchants the runway with poise, precision and sparkle. (And I’m always a fan of sparkle.)
It is also a beautifully avantgard collection that’s filled with imagination and redefines the status quo. Bertrand Guyon mixes texture and silhouette in a way that waltzes with paradox. Using brocade and silk lame, crisp shoulder lines and sweeping silhouettes – the Circus collection is filled with unexpected twists and turns.
Of course, in that classic Schiaparelli way, the opposing elements work infectiously together with absolutely no sense of disconnect at all. Elsa Schiaparelli’s legacy continues and in the year 2016, when personal style is at its peak and fashion has no rules, it seems she was a true millennial at heart.
The above closing look of Schiaparelli’s collection is truly spell-bounding, isn’t it? I may have mentioned a time or two before, but I have kind of ‘thing’ for stars. So, it’s no surprise that a constellation-inspired gown would steal my heart. Add to that a contradictory geometric hemline and I’m sold, 100%. The gown is a striking close to a beautiful collection, and one I hope will grace a major red carpet soon. (If not, feel free to send it my way, thanks.)
A big thank you to Schiaparelli for providing images and to Bertrand Guyon for designing such an exquisite collection. Elsa Schiaparelli would certainly be proud.
To learn more about Schiaparelli and view the full Fall 2016 Couture runway show video, visit their website!
As always, stay stylish and keep chasing your dreams!