Schiaparelli has just showcased its highly anticipated Haute Couture 2024 collection in an incredibly captivating runway show. The event was held in a glamorous venue, setting the stage for an evening of beauty and artistic expression. The show started with a bang as the models started to head down the catwalk in extravagant silhouettes. The array of shapes and detail was very typical of Schiaparelli, however how they did it this time is entirely new for them.
The entire vibe of the collection was almost alienlike. It was so futuristic and featured beautiful intricate beading and detail – making it appear as far more wearable art than clothing. One of the more shocking parts of the show that had us all on the edge of our seat was the bedazzled robot baby being carried down the catwalk by one of the models. The brand teased this prior to the show by posting what appeared to be a bedazzled inside of a computer on their Instagram reels which translated to not only the robot, but multiple of the other looks throughout the show, the use of green, key like features, calculators and retro phones and CD’s gives this futuristic look that is just so Schiaparelli.
Image Credits: Vogue Runway
In an interview with Vogue, creative director Daniel Roseberry discussed how the backlash the brand received from the media on some of their recent celebrity stylings has affected how he went about this collection. For example, Kylie Jenner with the life-sized lion head on her shoulder being slated for how much it looked like something that would be sported in the Hunger Games “capital” as well as upsetting some animal rights activists. He stated, “It’s just made me dig deeper into the parts of myself that feel like the most tender, the most childlike,” and continued to say “I think of this as in music—like in an album where you have all these different references being mixed together. And then the composite is something that feels really original, a handwriting that feels unique to the house.”
Some other pieces we adored were the structured jacket made of belts. The almost feather like keyhole dress that went all the way over the models head – not without adding lashes onto the front of it which gives us real déjà vu to Doja Cats shocking look at the Schiaparelli show last year in which she was covered head to toe in 30,000 red Swarovski crystals. At the time everyone was saying she could have killed that look if only she’d worn eyelashes – it appears Schiaparelli took note.
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Some of the materials used are almost impossible to even place because they look so unique like the bubble looking sleeves and feature looking fabrics. The structured silk cream suit was another of our favourites. It was the perfect juxtaposition between strong and delicate, masculine and feminine. Some of the looks also had a western look to them like the fringed blouse paired with a burgundy belted skirt and matching boot. The fringe made a feature on a lot of the looks throughout the show, we specifically loved the fringe on the exaggerated shoulders.
Image Credits: Vogue Runway
Two of our favourite IT girls Zendaya and Hunter Schafer were sat together front row. Zendaya stepped out to drop jaws with her debut of some cutting-edge baby bangs that fit perfectly with the other worldly aspects of the Schiaparelli show. The bangs being pointed in the middle gave Zendaya a pixie like and almost villain look that we are obsessed with. She sported these micro bangs with an all-black ensemble and some iconic red bottoms to compete the look. Hunter Schafer also smashed it out the park with a beautiful statement gold flower necklace that we can see becoming a 2024 jewellery staple. Paired with a sleek black sweet heart necked gown and a slicked back bun.
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Written By Lauren Dickson