Every spirit builds itself a house; and beyond its house, a world; and beyond its world a heaven. Know then, that the world exists for you: build, therefore, your own world.– Ralph Waldo Emerson
An Adventurous and Organic Collection
After a season of concise and arresting looks, the Schiaparelli Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2023-2024 collection takes a different approach. Designed by the visionary Daniel Roseberry, this collection explores adventure, organic sensuality, and daring fashion. With a focus on separates and essential wardrobe pieces, Roseberry creates an extraordinary and surreal interpretation of a woman’s closet. The collection embraces freedom, transgression, and spontaneity, inviting women to assemble their own unique looks.
Schiaparelli’s deep connection to art and artists is evident throughout the collection. Roseberry pays tribute to various artists from Elsa Schiaparelli’s era and contemporary times. Each piece in the collection draws inspiration from the creative genius of artists, resulting in a harmonious blend of fashion and art. The collection embodies a rich tapestry of artistic references from Lucian Freud’s brushwork to Jack Whitten’s mirrored mosaics, from Sarah Lucas’s influence on leather details to Yves Klein’s blue pebble-like beads.
Craftsmanship and Detail
The collection showcases meticulous craftsmanship and attention to detail. Hand-painted brushwork inspired by Lucian Freud adorns a shimmering paillette-covered silk body stocking. Broken-mirror stretch cardigans and skirts pay homage to sculptor Jack Whitten’s mosaic pieces. Leather cigarette boxes trim ball gown skirts as a tribute to Sarah Lucas. Deep blue beads and powder create a nod to Yves Klein and Miro’s illustrations. The collection captures the essence of each artist’s work through impeccable craftsmanship and thoughtful execution.
The transgression and wit found in the garments extend to the collection’s accessories. Alberto Giacometti’s monumental sculptures inspire skinny drops of stone-capped gold, transforming them into unique bijoux. Claude Lalanne’s beloved moldings inspire massive brooches and cuffs, featuring the faces of Schiaparelli’s artisans cast from real house plants. The debut of wooden bijoux showcases burl wood hands, plaster white lobsters, and the iconic Inauguration Dove dipped in gilded 24K gold leaf. The accessories perfectly complement the collection’s artistic narrative.
Reimagined Schiap Bag and Footwear
The Schiap bag undergoes a creative transformation in this collection. It is hand-painted in multicolored alligator, adorned with lightweight wooden beads, or enhanced with white strands of plaster beads and bugle-beaded measuring tapes, echoing the signature “trapunto” technique. The footwear also reflects the essence of Schiaparelli, with toe shoes and keyhole shoes reduced to their most essential form, adorned with the Maison’s distinctive measuring tape detail running up the bag of the leg. These reinvented accessories infuse the collection with innovative design elements.
Celebrating the Human Touch
In an era dominated by fleeting trends and digital sensations, Daniel Roseberry’s vision for the Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2023-2024 collection celebrates the power of the human touch. It serves as a reminder of the enduring connection between art, fashion, and the craftsmanship of skilled artisans. The collection breaks through the noise, embracing timeless artistic references and inviting individuals to express their creativity and build their own worlds through fashion.
The Haute Couture Fall/Winter 2023-2024 collection by Daniel Roseberry represents a convergence of art and fashion. The collection offers a unique and transgressive approach to haute couture through organic designs, meticulous craftsmanship, and artistic inspirations. By celebrating the power of the human touch and embracing timeless artistic references, Schiaparelli invites individuals to break through the noise and create their own worlds of beauty and self-expression through clothing. schiaparelli.com