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Schiaparelli Haute Couture Spring 2018

Schiaparelli just presented its Spring 2018 collection, inspired by the meeting of African and European cultures, along with visual references from imaginary kingdoms. The result were tulle and feathered dresses, and transparent knits that took on a life of their own. Below, our show notes for the collection.
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Memorable piece —

Look 11, a textured, braided cape made of pink feathers, raffia and plastic bags—fantasy at its finest.

 

Remarkable design —

There were rainbow knitted dresses, with beaded nylon, which seemed to be light as air and floating.

 

Best accessory —

Pearl beaded earrings and a collaboration of bags from Lucie de la Falaise and creative director Bertrand Guyon.

Model standout —

The silver haired actress, Marie Sophie Wilson-Carr, who wore a patchwork guipere, raffia and lace dress.

 

Collection inspiration —

The creative director cited pagan myths, Nubian tales and far away kingdoms as inspiration—which could be seen in the form od dresses embellished with insect embroidery and beading, Swarovski details and even hand painted motifs.

 

Potential trends —

Schiaparelli isn’t one to influence trends on a major level, but the insect motifs (from butterflies to beetles and bees) could catch on.

 

Location —

The show was held in the brand’s historic location, inside 21 Place Vendome, where the couture salon also exists. Models wandered through different small, intimate rooms which served as the runway during the show.

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