Daniel Roseberry’s Schiaparelli Spring 2022 couture collection is a masterclass in surrealism.
14 hours after news broke that master couturier Thierry Mugler passed at the age of 73, Daniel Roseberry unveiled his Schiaparelli Spring 2022 couture collection before a fashion community in mourning.
The timing offered bittersweet juxtaposition of what was and what is in the world of haute couture.
Mugler was a master of the craft and it was his 1995 collection that first had me in awe as a young girl. He approached design in ways that you wish everyone would – as a celebration of fashion and its exuberance as an artform. Thierry is truly one of a kind – a visionary who brought to fashion what no one did before him and no one will be able to after.
Yet it felt oddly comforting watching Daniel Roseberry’s Schiaparelli Spring 2022 couture collection meander its way down the Parisian runway. Mugler was a man who made me (and likely countless others) fall in love with fashion. Today? Roseberry is a man that keeps that love of fashion burning bright.
SCHIAPARELLI SPRING 2022 COUTURE
As for the Schiaparelli Spring 2022 couture collection specifically? Daniel Roseberry was on a mission to take us out of this world and I think we’re ALL ready for the ride at this point.
From time spent catching up on movies like Arrival and Interstellar at home and the collective desire to escape the madness of the world around us, Roseberry concocted a 32-look collection that embraces surrealism with impeccably lavish details right down to gemstones sourced from the 1930s.
“After two years of thinking about the Surreal, I found myself instead thinking about the empyreal — the heavens as a place to escape the chaos of our planet,” Roseberry writes in his notes about the collection. “I imagined a being whose very clothes defied gravity.”
For a Schiaparelli Spring 2022 couture collection that strives to reach the expansiveness of the universe beyond, its surprisingly dialed back from Roseberry’s FW21 offering.
He stripped things down to the fundamentals — eliminating the voluminous gowns and electrifying colors. Instead? Roseberry focused on delivering the same level of the drama without the ‘tropes’ we have become some accustomed to on the haute couture circuit.
This back-to-basics approach relies on black, white and gold to tell an equally (if not more) compelling tale than the larger than life ‘Matador’ we met last season. Roseberry said goodbye to “glorious poufs of fabric” and hello to sculpted waists, column gowns and silhouettes that are defined by gilded 24K gold.
We see Daniel Roseberry take on what so few designers are willing to explore in the Schiaparelli Spring 2022 couture collection and it’s that up-to-the-task ambition that makes his art so compelling. And in the wake of greats like Theirry Mugler, it’s encouraging to see creativity and skill at the highest level continue to take center stage.
Enjoy standout looks from the Schiaparelli Spring 2022 couture collection below and be sure to watch the full runway video as well. I know you’ll love it!
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