The collection, rendered almost entirely in black, bone-white, and navy, is meant to be a canvas, a series of uniforms that the wearer can embellish with as much (or as little) as she wants. In that way, these pieces feel very personal to me - and, to I hope, the woman who wears them. They allow for freedom of expression, whether that’s a shout or a whisper.
You can find that same improbably harmonious relationship, between the understated and the extravagant, in our new Elsa bag, here introduced in two new iterations: one embellished with a cast-metal mouth; another decorated with charms in the shapes of all the codes of the house (a tooth, an ear, a padlock, etc.) - jewelry not just for your skin, but for your purse as well.
Collages by Jocelyne Rashidi
That fascination with body parts extends to our pieces featuring breast or nipple embellishments. Sometimes, as in the pair of gold quilted leather breasts on a creamcolored hand-knit wool sweater, they’re pliable and soft (in this case, they were inspired by a pair of Man Ray eyewear from the 30s). Other times, as in the molded leather bralettes, they’re harder, a kind of protection: serious with a sense of self-awareness. In both cases, they pay tribute to the body itself - its beautiful sculptural quality, its wondrous shapes. Elsa Schiaparelli believed that anatomy was not just a point of inspiration, but a playground. I believe that as well. That combination, of wit and wonder, is what defined her work—I hope it defines mine as well.
Images Courtesy of Schiaparelli/ Words Schiaparelli Press release
Daniel Roseberry appointed Artistic Director of Maison Schiaparelli
Film Direction: Christophe Tiphaine Creative
Direction: Daniel Roseberry
Music and sounds: Design Ben Brunnemer