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  • Mariana Baião Santos

Schiaparelli Ready-to-Wear – The Mundane Becomes Extraordinary

A tribute to iconoclastic style, exploring the spirit of Elsa Schiaparelli.

Schiaparelli Ready to Wear AW24

Schiaparelli’s latest venture into ready-to-wear for the Fall/Winter 2024-2025 season emerges as an ode to the spirited essence of its founder, Elsa Schiaparelli herself.

This ready-to-wear collection, though grounded in practicality, transcends mere functionality. It embodies a symphony of everyday staples elevated to Schiaparelli’s signature standards, where the mundane is transformed into the extraordinary.

In a journey spanning five years, Schiaparelli (Instagram) has ignited the fashion landscape with couture spectacles that intertwine elements of fashion, celebrity, culture, and history. Yet, amidst these grandiose creations, the Maison has quietly nurtured its ready-to-wear line – a meticulously crafted collection tailored for the everyday lives of its discerning clientele.

Dubbed “Schiap ready-to-wear,” the collection boasts an array of blazers, crisp slacks, and separates, infused with the brand’s iconic motifs and a dash of American flair. Each piece is meticulously designed to captivate, tantalise, and perhaps even shock, infusing the wearer and the observer with a touch of psycho-chic allure.

Throughout the collection, Schiaparelli’s snake makes bold appearances, weaving its way through the fabric in unexpected ways. The usual interplay with surrealism is evident in every detail, from the braided tie to the elegant cutouts that reveal just a hint of skin. Each garment is a work of art in its own right, a testament to the Maison’s unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of fashion and creativity, now with the comfort of functionality.

However, it is in the realm of accessories that the true spirit of Schiaparelli shines brightest. Each accessory, from the whimsical Face bag to the iconic Schiap bag, serves as a testament to the Maison’s promise to exclusivity and innovation. Crafted with precision and adorned with intricate details, these accessories beckon admiration and intrigue, destined to become coveted treasures of fashion history.

As Schiaparelli continues to redefine luxury and craftsmanship since its inception in 1934, its latest foray into ready-to-wear celebrates a fusion of creativity and pop culture. From the hallowed halls of 21 Place Vendôme to the global stage, Schiaparelli’s creations transcend the confines of couture, offering a glimpse into a world where every moment is an opportunity to indulge in sartorial splendour.

So, whether it’s a casual outing or a grand soirée, Schiaparelli’s ready-to-wear collection invites you to embrace the allure of everyday elegance. Just be prepared to field the inevitable question: “Excuse me… where did you get that piece?”

Originally published on YUNG Magazine


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